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Sound of Noise (2010)

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A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

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Ola Simonsson (screenplay), Johannes Stjärne Nilsson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bengt Braskered Bengt Braskered ... Amadeus Warnebring (as Bengt Nilsson)
Sanna Persson Sanna Persson ... Sanna (as Sanna Persson Halapi)
Magnus Börjeson Magnus Börjeson ... Magnus
Marcus Boij Marcus Boij ... Marcus (as Marcus Haraldson Boij)
Johannes Björk Johannes Björk ... Johannes
Fredrik Myhr Fredrik Myhr ... Myran
Anders Vestergard Anders Vestergard ... Anders
Axel Bergendal Axel Bergendal ... Amadeus as a Child
Nina Brundahl Warnolf Nina Brundahl Warnolf ... Mother as Young (as Nina Brunndahl Warnolf)
Martin Bergendal Martin Bergendal ... Father as Young
Bilo Frenander Bilo Frenander ... Grand-Father
Tage Persson Tage Persson ... Oscar as a Child
Benjamin Peetre Benjamin Peetre ... Policeman with Radio
Lasse Svensson Lasse Svensson ... Motorcycle Police
Paula McManus Paula McManus ... Colette
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A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerrilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

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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. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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The first musical cop movie


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the concert the main character's brother is conducting the 2nd movement Haydn's Symphony No 94, the Surprise. It features one loud note - a wake up note - to rouse the possibily sleeping audience, but also as a way of poking fun at the overly pretentious listeners. This fits exactly with one theme of this movie where they are poking fun at the pretentious nature of modern artists who believe everything they make is significant. See more »

Quotes

Police Chief: They won't get away with this! We're going to rid this city of musical scum!
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Crazy Credits

This is a work of fiction. Don't try this at home - electricity kills! See more »

Connections

References Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Children's Corner: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Julia Isaksson
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Swedish madness!
30 March 2011 | by SimonsterSee all my reviews

Viewed at the Festival du Film, Cannes 2010

Now that you've read the plot summary... Okay, a group of drummers terrorise a city with their daring musical 'raids' while a tone deaf, music hating, detective tries to track them down... The Sound of Noise is the kind of dark comedic madness only the Scandinavians do so well: percussionists as musical terrorists laying down the beat for an entire city.

This is a conceit built around the musicians themselves, taking several of their set-piece numbers and weaving them into a narrative structure. In this sense, seen as a film with the classic three act structure, story and character development etc., Sound of Noise is less successful. But as a showcase for amazing musical ability and sheer imagination, this film cannot be beaten.


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Country:

Sweden | France

Language:

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Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brzmienie halasu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,877, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$24,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$456,366
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