Fantastic Fest 2010: Sound Of Noise Review

How can something so simple be so joyful? Maybe that's the key. Like Jackie Chan, the six drummers in Sound Of Noise believe in using everyday objects to make mayhem. As one of them says in a recruiting pitch, "it's dangerous, it's illegal, and it will change the world."

If that quote's not quite accurate, it still captures the spirit of the Swedish-language film, directed by Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson. They made a short film nine years ago, Music For One Apartment And Six Drummers, in which six people enter a stranger's apartment and make music out of whatever they find in each room. (Sample: toothbrushes, cleansing agents, towels, toilet seats, light switches, and so forth.) The short is played before the film, which, as good as it was, immediately raised the question of how a feature-length version would play.

Sound Of Noise expands the idea exponentially. Magnus
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