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Control (2007)

Control

Overview


Genre

Drama, Biography

Release Date

October 10, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

122 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Anton Corbijn

Producer

Todd Eckert, Orian Williams, Anton Corbijn

Screenwriter

Matt Greenhalgh

Starring

Story


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. 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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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a beautifully shot, moving and truly engrossing film about Ian Curtis..”
by Lewis Beale [Film Journal International]
“..deserves to be seen on as big a screen as possible..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [european-films.net]
“..a hugely enjoyable, impressively directed biopic with superb performances, a great script and stunning photography..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]