Director: Anton Corbijn Cast: Samantha Morton, Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara

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Prolific music-video helmer and award-winning photographer Anton Corbijn makes his feature directorial debut with this biographical drama concerning the late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Based on the book Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division by the enigmatic singer's wife Deborah Curtis, Control documents the life of a legend who changed the face of modern music but never lived to witness the remarkable impact of his life's work. The time was the late 1970s, and the post-punk explosion was just gaining momentum in England. At the forefront of this movement was a band named Joy Division. Formed in 1976 and first calling themselves Warsaw, Joy Division favored mood and expression over the aggressive stance that had come to define punk rock. The band was championed by Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and collaborated with producer Martin Hannett on the album that would become their undisputed masterpiece -- 1979's Unknown Pleasures. But despite the band's rising popularity, lead singer Curtis was not in good mental or physical health due a debilitating battle with epilepsy and an extramarital affair, and hanged himself in his Macclesfield home on the eve of the band's first U.S. tour. Newcomer Sam Riley stars opposite Samantha Morton in the film that sets out to tell the definitive story of a true rock & roll legend.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
UPC: 0796019810258
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Weinstein Company
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 26,594

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samantha Morton Deborah 'Debbie' Curtis
Sam Riley Ian Curtis
Alexandra Maria Lara Annik Honore
Joe Anderson Peter "Hooky" Hook
Toby Kebbell Rob Gretton
Craig Parkinson Tony Wilson
James Anthony Pearson Bernard Sumner
Harry Treadaway Steve Morris
Andrew Sheridan Terry
Robert Shelly Twinny
Richard Bremmer Ian's Father
Tanya Myers Ian's Mother
Martha Myers-Lowe Ian's Sister
Matthew McNulty Nick
David Whittington Chemistry Teacher
Margaret Jackman Mrs Brady
Mary Jo Randle Debbie's Mother
Ben Naylor Martin Hannet
John Cooper-Clarke Himself
James Fortune MC
Angus Addenbrooke Colin
Nicola Harrison Corrine
June Alliss Corrine's Mother
George Newton Studio Owner
Mark Jardine Other Band Manager
Herbert Grönemeyer Local GP
Paul Arlington Hospital Doctor
Tim Plester Earnest
Joanna Swain Maternity Nurse
Joseph M. Marshall Alan From Crispy Ambulance
Laura Chambers Claire
Elliot Brown-Walters Footballing Kid
Monica Axelsson Tony Wilson's Girlfriend
Lotti Closs Gillian Gilbert
Eady Williams Baby Natalie

Technical Credits
Anton Corbijn Director,Producer
Shaheen Baig Casting
Peter Baldock Sound/Sound Designer
Barbara Taylor Makeup
Iain Canning Executive Producer
Deborah Curtis Co-producer
Helena Danielsson Co-producer
Julian Day Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd Eckert Producer
Philip Elton Art Director
Lizzie Francke Executive Producer
Megumi Fukasa Co-producer
Matt Greenhalgh Screenwriter
Peter Heslop Co-producer
Andrew Hulme Editor
Satoru Iseki Co-producer
Akira Ishii Executive Producer
Korda Marshall Executive Producer
Ian Neil Musical Direction/Supervision
New Order Score Composer
Kate Ogborn Executive Producer
Chris Richmond Art Director,Production Designer
Chris Roope Production Designer
Martin Ruhe Cinematographer
Toni Staples Asst. Director
Tony Wilson Co-producer
Orian Williams Producer
Jeremy Woodhead Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Control
1. Out of Balance [9:23]
2. Writer, Singer [8:49]
3. Joy Division [8:23]
4. Transmission [8:36]
5. Epilepsy [7:58]
6. She's Lost Control [6:57]
7. Unknown Pleasures [11:48]
8. Love Will Tear Us Apart [10:25]
9. Isolation [11:08]
10. No Control [3:34]
11. Thoughts Prey on My Mind [6:30]
12. The End [10:01]

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Control 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kiki19 More than 1 year ago
This movie totally rocked my socks. This is my all time favorite movie, along with the book that inspired it. True genius. R.I.P. Ian Crurtis.
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bv More than 1 year ago
Was not what was exspected.