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Control (17-May-2007)

Director: Anton Corbijn

Writer: Matt Greenhalgh

Based on a book: Touching from a Distance by Deborah Curtis (memoir)

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Rock and Roll

Biopic chronicles the short life of troubled Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis.

Ian Curtis was one of the British post-punk scene's most prominent figures for a time, seeing Joy Division through to mainstream fame as their frontman. His life behind the scenes, of course, was nowhere near as rosy as Joy Division's prospects: beset with a morose upbringing, dysfunctional love life, and battles with epilepsy and depression, he hanged himself at the age of twenty-three in 1980. Control follows Curtis' life from his troubled early years to his untimely end.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joe Anderson
26-Mar-1982   Across the Universe
Alexandra Maria Lara
12-Nov-1978   Downfall
Samantha Morton
13-May-1977   Sweet and Lowdown
Sam Riley
8-Jan-1980   Control


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