Actor Riz Ahmed learnt to drum from scratch for Oscar-nominated Sound Of Metal

Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed, is nominated for Best Sound for the way it evokes silence and the experience of impaired hearing.
Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed, is nominated for Best Sound for the way it evokes silence and the experience of impaired hearing.PHOTO: THE PROJECTOR

LOS ANGELES - There were times in the making of the Oscar-nominated drama Sound Of Metal that actor Riz Ahmed questioned director Darius Marder's methods - and sanity.

The film, which opens in Singapore on April 1, is the moving story of a heavy-metal drummer whose world turns upside down when he loses his hearing.

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