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Release Date: October 10th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2008

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.

Cast: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, James Anthony Pearson, Toby Kebbell, Harry Treadaway

Director: Anton Corbijn

Genres: Biography, Drama

Production Co: Beckett Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Rise, Marriage, Dark, Brooding, Wife, Love triangle, 1970s, England, Love, Fall

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Nominated Best British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)