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Control (2007)

Rating:R (for language and brief sexuality)
Genre:Drama, Musical
Release Date:October 10, 2007
Running time:120 minutes
Cast:Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, James Anthony Pearson
Director:Anton Corbijn
Producer:Anton Corbijn, Todd Eckert, Orian Williams
Writer:Deborah Curtis, Matt Greenhalgh
Distributor:The Weinstein Company

Description: Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970s England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.

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