Control is the story of the late Ian Curtis, the engimatic lead singer of legendary Engish post punk band Joy Division. Spanning Curtis' last several years leading up to his tragic suicide in 1980, and the struggle between his enduring love for his wife and his burgeoning relationship with his girlfriend, his decimating bouts with epilepsy, his incredible talent and all consuming performances with Joy Division.
Control is the feature film directorial debut for acclaimed photographer, artist, designer and director Anton Corbijn.
A film by Anton Corbijn Globally renowned photographer and image maker to superstar bands like Depeche Mode and U2, Anton Corbijn brings us his first feature film CONTROL the story of the tortured love triangle between Joy Division's front man Ian Curtis, his young wife and his Belgian lover, and the ascension of this seminal British band in the late 1970s. Ian Curtis was only 23 when his rise to fame was tragically cut short. His brief spell in the spotlight was illuminated by an inimitable stage presence and a singular lyrical gift but also by agonising personal conflicts. CONTROL is the insider's story of the man behind the myth. The Independent has called CONTROL the coolest British movie of 2007" and it was the undisputed hit at that year's Cannes film festival. The music of Joy Division has been cited as an influence by everyone from Nine Inch Nails to Interpol, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers
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