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Indie Roundup: ‘Sound of Noise’

Early on in Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson’s debut feature, “Sound of Noise,” we see Sanna (Sanna Persson) blazing down the freeway in a beat-up van, her eyes furtively glancing at the rearview mirror like a crook speeding away from a crime. Accompanying the scene is a propulsive drum track, exactly the sort of score you’d expect in a caper drama. Then the camera pans over to reveal a guy bashing away at a drum set in the back of the van. It’s a great visual gag, and it sets up much of the subversive humor that follows. The duo’s aim, it turns out, is not precisely criminal but definitely perverse; they are creating music using the van’s gear shifts and its swerves over rumble stripes. And when a traffic cop tries to pull them over, the drummer Magnus (Magnus Borjeson), enraged that the police siren ruined his piece, chucks his drum set at the cop. Continue reading ‘Indie Roundup: ‘Sound of Noise’’


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