Riz Ahmed (Mogul Mowgli), Olivia Cooke (Pixie), Paul Raci (Fighting Tommy Riley), Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck), Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Chris Perfetti (Please Come with Me), Hillary Baack (The East), Tom Kemp (Manchester by the Sea), Shaheem Sanchez (film debut), Bill Thorpe (Leaving Scars), Chelsea Lee (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Darius Marder (Loot), director, writer; Abraham Marder (film debut), writer, composer; Sacha Ben Harroche (The Rider) and Bert Hamelinck (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), producers; Nicolas Becker (A Prayer Before Dawn), composer; Daniël Bouquet (Nothing Personal), cinematographer; Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (Beasts of No Nation), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Ruben (Ahmed) is a heavy-metal drummer and recovering heroin addict who begins to experience early signs of hearing loss. After being told his condition will only get worse, his bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Cooke) checks him into a secluded safe house for the deaf, where he begins to learn to adapt with his new way of life, but soon must decide between his accepting new community, and the drive for adrenalin he has always craved…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Riz Ahmed delivers an outstanding, Oscar-nominated turn as a musician dealing with a life-changing situation, in a powerful drama that also provides solid roles for hard-of-hearing actors.