Sound of Metal

Synopsis: Sound of Metal is a 2019 Belgian-American drama film directed and co-written by Darius Marder. It stars Riz Ahmed as a metal drummer who loses his hearing, and also features Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, and Mathieu Amalric.
Genre: Drama, Music
Year:
2019
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ORCHESTRA TUNING, audience settling. High officials inglassed-in boxes toast each other. Doors closing...

BAM – from behind the orchestraTERRORISTS with MACHINE

GUNS BURST in... The audience SCREAMS... The terrorists cover

the ordinary people – the HIGH OFFICIALS are held in theBOXES...

INT./EXT. VAN, PLAZA, DOWNTOWN KIEV, UKRAINE – DAY

As POLICE FLOOD THE PLAZA, the DRIVER turns to the PASSENGER

DRIVER:

(in Ukrainian)

– Wake up the Americans. –

The Passenger turns to the back where four BLACK-CLAD YOUNGMEN SIT, WAITING. The nearest one seems to be SLEEPING...

PASSENGER:

Hey –

EYES CLOSED, the young man C*CKS his weapon, chambering around, POPS it out of the slide, CATCHES it, opens his eyes –

this is THE PROTAGONIST...

The Passenger nods, ‘okay’. The Driver looks down at aVARIETY OF UNIFORM PATCHES...

SIRENS. The Americans shoulder WEAPONS, pull on HELMETS...

A UKRAINIAN SWAT VAN SCREECHES to a halt outside the theatre

The Passenger spots its markingsTOSSES the correspondingpatches to the Americans, who slap them onto their shoulders.

Ukrainian SWATs pour out of the SWAT van –

The Americans JUMP out of the back of their van, SLIPPING

UNNOTICED INTO THE STREAM OF SWATS pouring into the lobby...

INT. LOBBY, CONCERT HALL – CONTINUOUS

SWATs mass at each entrance... the Protagonist watches GASCANISTERS brought in TO THE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM. TheSWATs pull on GAS MASKS...

INT. BOX, CONCERT HALL – CONTINUOUS

A WELL-DRESSED MAN sitting next to a UNIFORMED OFFICIAL looksdown into the stallspeople SLUMP, UNCONSCIOUS, IN AWAVE...

2.

He turns to the Official – who motions calm, draws a

SIDEARM...

INT. THEATRE, CONCERT HALL – CONTINUOUS

A Terrorist wets a rag in a drinking fountain, ties it aroundhis nose and mouth. Others have WORKMAN’S RESPIRATORS AND

FACE MASKS. They COCK THEIR WEAPONS, preparing...

INT. LOBBY, CONCERT HALL – CONTINUOUS

THE SWATS BREACHPOURING into the theatreexchangeGUNFIRE with the TERRORISTS...

INT. CURVING CORRIDOR – DAY

RUNNING. Fast but silent...

FOLLOW the four Americans – they hit a junctionhandsignals – they SPLIT two ways –

FOLLOW two of them – one of them PEELS OFF up a staircase

FOLLOW the last, the Protagonistchecking each box...

INT. BOX, CONCERT HALL – CONTINUOUS

The Protagonist BURSTS in – takes out the Official beside theWell-Dressed Man –

PROTAGONIST:

We live in a twilight world...

The Well-Dressed Man stares, shocked

PROTAGONIST (CONT'D)

We live in a twilight world...

WELL-DRESSED MAN

(focuses)

And there are no friends at dusk.

PROTAGONIST:

You’ve been made. This siege is ablind for them to vanish you.

WELL-DRESSED MAN

But I’ve established contact

PROTAGONIST:

Bring you in or kill you – I havetwo minutes. Make up your mind.

The Well-Dressed Man nods, climbs to his feet...

3.

PROTAGONIST (CONT'D)

Where’s the package?

WELL-DRESSED MAN

Coat check.

He hands the Protagonist a numbered ticket.

INT. CORRIDOR, CONCERT HALL – CONTINUOUS

The battle between SWATs and Terrorists rages... SWATS movedown the corridor, checking the boxes one by one...

INT. BOX, CONCERT HALL – CONTINUOUS

The Protagonist SMASHES the glasschecks the drop to thestalls, pulls out a black rope, ties it to a column...

As they DROP, Terrorist gunfire rings out – they LAND

hiding amongst the UNCONSCIOUS AUDIENCE. The Well-Dressed Mantakes a seat, FEIGNS SLEEP – the Protagonist ROLLS under the

seats –

BLAM! Terrorists near the stage open fire – SHOTS ring out –

hitting two sleeping audience members, nearby – the Well-

Dressed Man TWITCHES – the Protagonist holds his ankle

urging him to keep still

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