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Sam Riley Sam Riley
Ian Curtis
Samantha Morton Samantha Morton
Debbie Curtis
Alexandra Maria Lara Alexandra Maria Lara
Annik Honore
Joe Anderson Joe Anderson
Peter Hook aka Hooky
James Anthony Pearson James Anthony Pearson
Bernard Sumner
Harry Treadaway Harry Treadaway
Steve Morris
Craig Parkinson Craig Parkinson
Tony Wilson
Toby Kebbell Toby Kebbell
Rob Gretton

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A captivating biopic.

9 years, 1 month ago at May 6 13:05
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"Joy Division, you cunt!"

The band Joy Division managed to generate an astronomical fan base when they helped change the face of music during the 1970s. Control is a poignant, moving, emotive accolade to the life of an ill-fated rock-star named Ian Curtis (Riley) who was the lead singer of Joy Division.

Control is a film that delves deep down into the profoundly trou... read more


9 years, 8 months ago at Oct 30 23:42
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Well written and directed biopic about Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division. Riley does a good job of portraying the young and quiet but enigmatic vocalist and his troubles throughout his short career in music leading up to 1980, while Corbijn's direction lends a very authentic feel to the action onscreen, not least the choice to shoot in black and white. While not the best music biopic of the ... read more

Punk Poet Never Has a Chance

9 years, 5 months ago at Jan 16 13:12
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The chances of a poet living into their 30's must only be 50%. And a punk singers chances must also only be 50%. Since Ian Curtis was a poet who turned to punk music his chances of living to a ripe old age were zero. And this movie follows his brief time as an adult. And a good movie it is. The director frequently lets the scene tell the story, rather than having the characters narrate their ... read more
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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Release date: 12 September 2007
Tags: Music (18), Biography (17), 2000s (12), 2007 (11), British (9), Drama (8), Biopic (7), Epilepsy (7), UK (7), Joy Division (7), Manchester (7), Black And White (6), Ian Curtis (6), B/w (5), Suicide (5), Usa (4), Australia (4), Japan (4), 2000's (3), (3)
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"Good movie and great performances. Gotta appreciate the effort that the actors made performing themselves Joy Divisions music. The performance that Sam Riley gave as Ian Curtis is now definitely one of my all time favorites."

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