Control (2007)

6.9

Movie

Australia, France
English
Drama
2007
ANTON CORBIJN
Alexandra Maria Lara, Andrew Sheridan, Ben Naylor
121 min

What it's about

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.

The take

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.

Comments

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

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