During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal
drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss.
When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks
his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and
girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a
secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and
help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into
a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his
equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. Utilizing
startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes
audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a
rarely examined world. This trailer purposefully includes captions (just
like the film itself) so that hearing and non-hearing audiences can
experience Ruben’s journey.