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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 31 wins & 33 nominations.
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Ian Curtis
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Debbie Curtis
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Annik Honore
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Peter Hook aka Hooky
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Bernard Sumner
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Steve Morris
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Tony Wilson
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Rob Gretton
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Terry
Robert Shelly ...
Twinny
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Mr. Curtis - Ian's Father
Tanya Myers ...
Ian's Mother
Martha Myers Lowe ...
Ian's Sister (as Martha Myers-Lowe)
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Nick
David Whittington ...
Chemistry Teacher
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Mrs. Brady
Mary Jo Randle ...
Debbie's Mother (as Mary-Jo Randle)
Ben Naylor ...
Martin Hannet
John Cooper Clarke ...
Himself
James Fortune ...
MC
Angus Addenbrooke ...
Colin
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Corrine
June Alliss ...
Corrine's Mother
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Studio Owner
Mark Jardine ...
Other Band Manager
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Local GP
Paul Arlington ...
Hospital Doctor
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Earnest
Joanna Swain ...
Maternity Nurse
Joseph Marshall ...
Alan from Crispy Ambulance
Laura Chambers ...
Claire
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Footballing Kid (as Elliot Brown-Walters)
Monica Axelsson ...
Tony Wilson's Girlfriend
Lotti Closs ...
Gillian Gilbert
Eady Williams ...
Baby Natalie
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Tramp (uncredited)

Directed by

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Anton Corbijn

Written by

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Deborah Curtis ... (book "Touching from a Distance")
 
Matt Greenhalgh ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Iain Canning ... executive producer
Anton Corbijn ... producer
Deborah Curtis ... co-producer
Todd Eckert ... producer
Lizzie Francke ... executive producer
Megumi Fukasawa ... co-producer
Peter Heslop ... co-producer / line producer
Satoru Iseki ... co-producer
Akira Ishii ... executive producer
Korda Marshall ... executive producer
Orian Williams ... producer
Tony Wilson ... co-producer

Music by

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New Order

Cinematography by

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Martin Ruhe

Film Editing by

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Andrew Hulme

Editorial Department

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Maria Dahlin ... post-production coordinator
Helen de Winter ... delivery coordinator
Mats Holmgren ... colour grader
Barry Moen ... first assistant editor
Patty Papageorgiou ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Shaheen Baig

Production Design by

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Chris Roope

Art Direction by

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Philip Elton
Tim Stevenson ... additional art director

Costume Design by

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Julian Day

Makeup Department

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Barbara Taylor ... hairdresser / makeup assistant
Jeremy Woodhead ... hair designer / makeup designer
Andy Seston ... makeup daily (uncredited)

Production Management

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Richard Lloyd ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andrew Foster ... second assistant director
Toni Staples ... first assistant director
Katy Stenson ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Natalia Czuplak ... props
Rory Davis ... assistant props
Greyham Feehily ... carpenter
Josh Fifarek ... set designer
Peter Johnson ... carpenter
Cassie Leedham ... graphic designer
Simon Morrissey ... property master
Mike Osborne ... art department trainee (as Michael Osborne)
Sarah Jane Reichert ... art department trainee
Chris Richmond ... stand-by art director
Leedham Riff ... property master
Daz Spencer-Lovesey ... set dresser
John Steppings ... buyer (as John A. Steppings)
Tim Stevenson ... set constructor
Kip Walker ... supervising stand-by propman
Matt Wells ... props

Sound Department

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Iain Anderson ... adr recordist
Nick Baldock ... assistant sound editor
Peter Baldock ... dialogue editor / supervising sound editor: UK
Grant Bridgeman ... sound assistant
Ben Carr ... assistant adr editor
Daniel Crowley ... sound maintenance (as Dan Crowley)
Anders Degerberg ... sound mastering
Carl Edström ... sound effects editor
Adele Fletcher ... adr editor
Linda Forsén ... sound coordinator
Anna Gideonsson ... foley trainee
Thomas Huhn ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor: Sweden
Jonas Jansson ... sound effects editor
John Midgley ... sound recordist
Lucas Nilsson ... foley artist
Gábor Pasztor ... re-recording mixer (as Gabor Pasztor)
Jamie Roden ... adr mixer
Gianni Pallotto ... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Iain Finlay ... visual effects camera operator
Mats Holmgren ... digital colourist
Jonas Jangvad ... digital intermediate scanner
Fredrik Nord ... digital effects artist
Peter Törnestam ... digital effects artist

Stunts

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Riky Ash ... stunt coordinator / stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Alexander ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Peter Batten ... additional camera operator
Tim Battersby ... focus puller
Robert Binnall ... camera operator
Steve Campbell ... electrician
Rachel Clark ... camera trainee (as Rachel Clarke)
Andy Clarke ... rigging gaffer (as Andrew Clarke)
Warwick Drucker ... grip / key grip
Jonathan Earp ... focus puller: "b" camera
Tom Fabian ... crane operator
Brian Fawcett ... electrician
Mick Lord ... stand-by rigger
Howard Roe ... dayman
Dean Rogers ... still photographer
Christopher Ross ... C camera operator
Martin Ruhe ... camera operator
Basil Smith ... daily focus puller
Barry Squires ... camera assistant
Owen Tooth ... video playback assistant
Julian White ... gaffer
Jim Wilkinson ... crane operator
Micky Wilson ... generator operator (as Mick Wilson)
Sophie Wilson ... clapper loader

Casting Department

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Vanessa Baker ... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting
Benjamin Till ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Shahida Day ... key costumer (as Shajda Day)
Simone Grace ... wardrobe assistant
Fiona MacKinnon ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Vicky Chapman ... location assistant
Dan Hodgett ... location services
Rob Jones ... location manager
Al Mackay ... location assistant (as Alastair Mackay)
Nic Smith ... location services
Emma Yeomans ... location scout

Music Department

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Rupert Christie ... music mixer: live music
Peter Clarke ... music editor
Roger Lyons ... score engineer / score recordist
Liam Maloy ... band rehearsal coach
John Midgley ... music engineer: live music / music recordist: live music
Ian Neil ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Roy Osborn ... driver: camera truck
John Oxborough ... unit driver (as Honest John Oxborough)
Rod Patterson ... transportation captain
Will Petty ... driver: rushes
Mick Stanton ... driver

Other crew

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Tonino Accolla ... italian dialogue/dubbing manager: italian dubbing
Monica Axelsson ... assistant to director
Lorraine Bagshaw ... stand-in
Joanna Bates ... assistant production accountant
Kellie Belle ... product placement and clearances
Katie Bleakley ... production runner
Andrew Brand ... floor runner
Lesley Broderick ... post-production accountant / production accountant
Paul Brown ... executive: warner bros. music
Neil Calder ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Mel Churcher ... dialogue coach: Sam Riley
Lee Clyne ... unit medic
Paul Dray ... laboratory contact
Zoe Flower ... unit publicist
Gezi Grakwsi ... executive: warner bros. music
Tom Hingston ... titles
Ruth Hodgson ... completion guarantor: film finances
Sally Hodgson ... communications executive: EM Media
Christophe Ingrand ... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Simon Jones ... tranport coordinator: London
Hakan Kousetta ... production legal advisor
Emily Lappin ... head of communications: EM Media
Anna Lindqvist ... title designer: main and end titles
Andrew Mackie ... production executive
Louise Melzack ... additional floor runner
Tessa Mendelsson ... assistant production legal advisor
Nick Miller ... assistant production legal advisor / production legal services
Keeley Naylor ... unit publicist: EM Foundation
Jonathan Page ... finance and operations manager
Tina Pawlik ... assistant production coordinator
Richard Payten ... general manager: Dendy Films
Rachel Robey ... production coordinator
Peter Saville ... titles consultant
Alexandra Shipp ... product placement and clearances
Masazumi Watanabe ... business affairs: IFF/CINV
Val White ... script supervisor
Christina Withers ... assistant: Samantha Morton
Ali Yap ... sales and events coordinator
Fabrice Allard ... press attache: france (uncredited)
Sophie Bataille ... press attache: france (uncredited)
Roberta Schiavoni ... assistant dubbing manager: italian post-synchronized version (uncredited)

Thanks

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Monica Axelsson ... special thanks
Rebecca Boulton ... special thanks
David Bowie ... special thanks
Bart Chabot ... special thanks
Doreen Curtis ... special thanks
Natalie Curtis ... special thanks
Paul Dray ... special thanks
Caroline Elleray ... special thanks
Steve Ellis ... special thanks
Josh Fifarek ... special thanks
Brandon Flowers ... special thanks
Martin Gore ... special thanks (as Martin L. Gore)
Chris Grayes ... special thanks
Herbert Grönemeyer ... special thanks
Charles Hannah ... special thanks
Doug Hart ... special thanks
Annik Honoré ... special thanks
Laura Kanerick ... special thanks
Henric Larsson ... special thanks
Steve Levy ... special thanks
Martha Martin ... special thanks (as Martina Martin)
Alexandra McGuinness ... special thanks
Clara Moak ... special thanks (as Clare Moak)
Paul Morley ... special thanks
New Order ... special thanks
Kate Ogborn ... special thanks
Iggy Pop ... special thanks
Mark Price ... special thanks
Tracey Pryor ... special thanks
Ian Ramage ... special thanks
Lou Reed ... special thanks
Mark Reeder ... special thanks
Andrew Robinson ... special thanks
Mick Rock ... special thanks
Jackie Rowden ... special thanks: Lee Lighting
Peter Saville ... special thanks
John Seymour ... special thanks
Siouxsie and the Banshees ... special thanks
Torben Smith ... special thanks (as Dr. Torben Smith)
David Sultan ... special thanks
Robert Walak ... special thanks
Graham Ward ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Ian Curtis is a quiet and rather sad lad who works for an employment agency and sings in a band called Warsaw. He meets a girl named Debbie whom he promptly marries and his band, of which the name in the meantime has been changed to Joy Division, gets more and more successful. Even though Debbie and he become parents, their relationship is going downhill rapidly and Ian starts an affair with Belgium Annik whom he met after one of the gigs and he's almost never at home. Ian also suffers from epilepsy and has no-good medication for it. He doesn't know how to handle the feelings he has for Debbie and Annik and the pressure the popularity of Joy Division and the energy performing costs him. Written by Marco van Hoof

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Also Known As
  • Nadzor (Slovenia)
  • Контроль (Russia)
  • Controle - A História de Ian Curtis (Brazil)
  • Kontrol (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Controle: A História de Ian Curtis (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR4,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP252,426, 07 Oct 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,824,260

Did You Know?

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Trivia The actors playing Joy Division learned how to play the songs themselves. So the scenes where the band is playing live is not from tape, but actually the actors playing live. See more »
Goofs In Ian's bathroom medicine cabinet is a bottle of Tigabine an anti-epileptic not available till the 1990's. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in American Gangster/Music Within/Before the Devil Knows You're Dead/Dan in Real Life/Control (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Drive-In Saturday See more »
Quotes Ian Curtis: Existence. Well, what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand.
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