September 27, 2007


ControlCONTROL centers on Ian Curtis, the enigmatic lead singer of influential British band Joy Division. The award-winning drama marks the feature film directorial debut of acclaimed photographer and visual artist Anton Corbijn and stars Sam Riley (Ian Curtis), Academy award nominee Samantha Morton (Deborah Curtis) and Alexandra Maria Lara (Annik Honore).

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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Release Dates:
October 10, 2007
Genre: Art, Foreign, Drama, Musical, Performing Arts, Adaptation and Biopic
Running Time: 121 min.
Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer(s): Deborah Curtis, Matt Greenhalgh
Producer(s): Iain Canning, Akira Ishii, Korda Marshall
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality.

Movie Casts:

Sam Riley - Ian Curtis
Samantha Morton - Deborah Curtis
Craig Parkinson - Tony Wilson
Joe Anderson - Peter Hook
Nigel Harris - Tramp
Nicola Harrison - Corrine Lewis
Toby Kebbell - Rob Gretton
Alexandra Maria Lara - Annik Honoré
Matthew McNulty - Nick Jackson
Ben Naylor - Martin Hannett
James Anthony Pearson - Bernard Sumner
Tim Plester - Earnest Richards
Robert Shelly - Twinny
Andrew Sheridan - Terry Mason
Harry Treadaway - Stephen Morris

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