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Control (2007)

Actors: Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara, Samantha Morton
Director: Anton Corbijn
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 2008-06-17
Audio tracks: English 5.1
French 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Format: Wide screen
Running time: 122 mins

Synopsis: Based on the memoir TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE by Deborah Curtis Anton Corbijn s CONTROL is as near perfect a filmic telling of the story of Joy Division and Ian Curtis as any fan could hope for. It s also a beautifully rendered piece of cinema about the crippling effects of love and regret and the salvation we seek in art. Born out of England s post-Sex Pistols punk explosion Joy Division played a dark minimalist version of the nascent sound and became cult heroes thanks in part to their brilliant yet disturbed frontman Ian Curtis (played by an eerily perfect Sam Riley).

Corbijn does a wonderful job recreating the Manchester band s music and live show cutting straight to the essence of Joy Division s unique appeal. Credit must also be given to the three actors who portray the rest of Joy Division. Playing all the instruments themselves they perfectly capture the band s powerfully stoic presence one that translates both live and on record into the sonic equivalent of an existential crisis.

CONTROL however is ultimately about Curtis's tumultuous marriage with his wife Deborah (Samantha Morton) and the way that Joy Division became an aesthetic manifestation of his pain--one that was both physical (Curtis was an epileptic) and emotional.

Special Features: Feature commentary by producer/director Anton Corbijn, The Making of Control, A Conversation With Anton Corbijn, Still gallery, Extended live perfromances from the film, 3 music videos from Joy Division and the Killers, 2 theatrical trailers

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