Sound of Noise

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Sound of Noise
Sweden, 2010, 98 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Topics: Comedy, Cult, Dance/Music, Family Friendly, Romance, Slapstick
Programs: Best of the Fest, New Voices/New Visions
Language: Swedish English Sub-Titles

The sound and image anarchists behind the 2001 cult short Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers successfully take their concept and talent to a larger arena in Sound of Noise, a delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story. With the most complex and wackily staged musical numbers since Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen, the feature debut of Swedish directors Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson hits notes corresponding to silly, raucous and rhapsodic.

The narrative revolves around police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city's civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing backstory for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life.

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DIRECTOR: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
Producer: Jim Birmant, Guy Péchard, Christophe Audeguis, Olivier Guerpillon
Editor: Stefan Sundlöf, Andreas Jonsson Hay
Screenwriter: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
Cinematographer: Charlotta Tengroth
Music: Magnus Börjeson & Six Drummers, Fred Avril
Principal Cast: Bengt Nilsson, Sanna Persson Halapi, Magnus Börjeson, Anders Vestergård, Fredrik Myhr, Marcus Haraldson Boij, Johannes Björk, Sven Ahlström, Peter Schildt, Pelle Öhlund, Paula McManus
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Wild Bunch - www.wildbunch.biz


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