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Sound of metal [videorecording] / Amazon Studios presents a Caviar and Flat 7 production in association with Ward Four ; directed by Darius Marder ; screenplay by Darius Marder and Abraham Marder ; story by Darius Marder and Derek Cianfrance ; producers, Kathy Benz, Bill Benz ; produced by Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche.

Marder, Darius, (film director,, screenwriter.). Marder, Abraham, (screenwriter,, composer.). Cianfrance, Derek, (screenwriter.). Hamelinck, Bert, 1968- (film producer.). Ben Harroche, Sacha, (film producer.). Benz, Kathy, (film producer.). Benz, Bill, (film producer.). Ahmed, Riz, 1982- (actor.). Cooke, Olivia, 1993- (actor.). Raci, Paul, (actor.). Ridloff, Lauren, 1978- (actor.). Amalric, Mathieu, 1965- (actor.). Bouquet, Daniël, (cinematographer.). Nielsen, Mikkel E. G., 1973- (editor of moving image work.). Becker, Nicolas, 1970- (composer (expression)). Amazon Studios, (presenter.). Caviar (Firm), (production company.). Flat 7 Productions, (production company.). Ward Four (Firm), (production company.). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric. (Cast).


Ruben and Lou live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to deafness. Ruben is suddenly overcome by anxiety, depression, and soon enough his past addictions begin to surface. Ruben checks himself into a home for deaf addicts run by an eccentric deaf veteran, Joe. In this world of silence and under Joe's tough, observant care, Ruben must confront himself more honestly than ever before. But the love and sound of his old life echoes in Ruben's mind, calling for him to return...

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681439785
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (120 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Director-approved DVD special edition.]
  • Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: new conversation between Marder and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance; new program about the film's sound, featuring Marder and sound editor Nicolas Becker; music video for Abraham Marder's song "Green," featuring outtakes from the film and a new introduction by Darius Marder; behind the scenes featurette; trailer; plus an essay by critic Roxana Hadadi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Widescreen (2.39:1).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Daniël Bouquet ; editor, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen ; music, Abraham Marder, Nicolas Becker.
Participant or Performer Note:
Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.39:1); Dolby digital 5.1.
Language Note:
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) ; English descriptive audio.
Subject: Drummers (Musicians) > Drama.
Rock musicians > Drama.
Deafness > Drama.
Deaf > Drama.
Hearing impaired > Drama.
Drug addiction > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 1 current hold with 8 total copies.
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Hudson (Fontana) DVD SOUND (Text) 39493109889404 Adult Video Available -

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