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Australia, France

English

Sunday, True-story-based, Well-acted

2007

Anton Corbijn

Alexandra Maria Lara, Andrew Sheridan, Ben Naylor

121 min

Synopsis

The story of Joy Division’s lead singer Ian Curtis, from his schoolboy days in 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Our Take

6.9
Christina Hale

Joy Division, formerly known as Warsaw, was a brilliant rock group that served its time and something that has lived through decades with the help of their songs, love for fans, and legendary performances – unfortunately for his band-mates and singer Ian Curtis, this picture-perfect scenery was cut short. Control is an exploration of his personal and professional musings, adding to the woes of his romantic troubles and inner desire to somehow break free from his deteriorating health.
Thoroughly processed in black and white, this enthralling biopic starring the brooding, and then-relatively unknown Sam Riley is all parts gut-wrenching and borderline extraordinary.

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Joelpickard1

Brilliant film centered around the life of early 80s indie rock star, Ian Curtis, chilling performances all around.

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