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. PHOTO: THE PROJECTOR
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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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