ControlDirector: Anton Corbijn, Samantha Morton, Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara
Prolific music-video helmer and award-winning photographer Anton Corbijn makes his feature directorial debut with this biographical drama concerning the late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Based on the book Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division by the enigmatic singer's wife Deborah Curtis, Control documents the life of a legend who changed the face of modern music but never lived to witness the remarkable impact of his life's work. The time was the late 1970s, and the post-punk explosion was just gaining momentum in England. At the forefront of this movement was a band named Joy Division. Formed in 1976 and first calling themselves Warsaw, Joy Division favored mood and expression over the aggressive stance that had come to define punk rock. The band was championed by Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and collaborated with producer Martin Hannett on the album that would become their undisputed masterpiece -- 1979's Unknown Pleasures. But despite the band's rising popularity, lead singer Curtis was not in good mental or physical health due a debilitating battle with epilepsy and an extramarital affair, and hanged himself in his Macclesfield home on the eve of the band's first U.S. tour. Newcomer Sam Riley stars opposite Samantha Morton in the film that sets out to tell the definitive story of a true rock & roll legend.
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- Alliance Canada
Cast & Crew
|Peter Baldock||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Iain Canning||Executive Producer|
|Julian Day||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Philip Elton||Art Director|
|Lizzie Francke||Executive Producer|
|Akira Ishii||Executive Producer|
|Korda Marshall||Executive Producer|
|Ian Neil||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|New Order||Score Composer|
|Kate Ogborn||Executive Producer|
|Chris Richmond||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Chris Roope||Production Designer|
|Toni Staples||Asst. Director|
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This movie totally rocked my socks. This is my all time favorite movie, along with the book that inspired it. True genius. R.I.P. Ian Crurtis.
Was not what was exspected.