Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
58 Ratings
58 Ratings

87% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 97
  • Rotten 14

Critics Consensus: Control is a work of art, thanks to its evocative black and white cinematography and sensational performances from Sam Riley and Samantha Morton. Even those not familiar with Joy Division can still appreciate the beauty of the film.

Information

Studio
The Weinstein Company
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2007 Northsee Films Limited

Languages

Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English

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