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Dean Rogers

Synopsis

Control is the story of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the now-legendary band Joy Division, who killed himself at the age of 23. Ian is a complex character. Marrying at 17, his relationship with his wife Debbie is remarkable in its normalcy - a picture of the young Northern couple trying to create a life. Ian works in the Employment Exchange and Debbie is a homemaker. However, Ian's love of music and literature defines his life. We see the drive of the man, resulting in Joy Division's growing success. As the band's profile grows, Ian is diagnosed with epilepsy, leaving him unsure of himself and his future. While dedicated to his wife and baby daughter, Ian yearns for real compatibility. He finds this in the form of a bright young journalist. The ensuing conflict between responsibility and desire, coupled with the increasing responsibilities of the band and the toll of performance, renders Ian incapable of dealing with the world, and he chooses what for him seems the only way out.
 

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
117 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Anton Corbijn 1st Feature
Producer
Peter Heslop, Deborah Curtis, Megumi Fakasawa, Satoru Iseki
Co-Producer
Peter Heslop, Deborah Curtis, Megumi Fakasawa, Satoru Iseki
Editor
Andrew Hulme
Screenwriter
Matt Greenhalgh
Director of Photography
Martin Ruhe
Production Designer
Chris Roope
Sound
Jon Midgley
Music
New Order
Principal Cast
Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara

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Production Company

Northsee Ltd
10 Poplar Mews
London W12 7JS
UK

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Sales
Company

Artarmon, Australia
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11 Waltham Street
Artarmon NSW 2064
Australia

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