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Control

Release Date: October 10th, 2007

R|2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
In 1970s England, troubled musician Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) rises to fame as lead singer of the band Joy Division. A husband and father, Curtis begins to feel the strain of his band's growing fortune, his crumbling marriage to wife Deborah (Samantha Morton) and his worsening epilepsy.

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Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

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  • It's Corbijn, shooting with a poet's eye in a harshly stunning black-and-white, who cuts to the soul of Ian's life and music. You don't watch this movie, you live it. show more

  • Control doesn't claim to know the reasons Curtis killed himself. The act of suicide poses the question why, but rarely answers it, leaving the living to wonder, and to grieve. And there's certainly grief to be had in Control, but also joy. Really. show more

  • It's also that he's really, honest-to-God, got one of those movie faces that doesn't even come along once every generation. It's astonishing. show more

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