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Joy Division (2007)

A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

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Grant Gee

Writer:

Jon Savage
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Boon Richard Boon ... Self
Anton Corbijn ... Self
Kevin Cummins Kevin Cummins ... Self
Ian Curtis ... Self (archive footage)
Bob Dickinson Bob Dickinson ... Self
Lesley Gilbert Lesley Gilbert ... Self
Iain Gray Iain Gray ... Self
Rob Gretton Rob Gretton ... Self (archive footage)
Martin Hannett Martin Hannett ... Self (archive footage)
Alan Hempsall Alan Hempsall ... Self - Crispy Ambulance Singer
Annik Honoré Annik Honoré ... Self
Peter Hook ... Self
Joy Division ... Themselves (archive footage)
Richard H. Kirk Richard H. Kirk ... Self - Cabaret Voltaire
Terry Mason Terry Mason ... Self - Manager and Roadie
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

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Their own story in their own words.

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Documentary | Music

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

JOY DIVISION ジョイ・ディヴィジョン See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Soundtracks

Day of the Lords
Performed by Joy Division
Licensed courtesy of London Records 90 Ltd
Written by Ian Curtis (as Curtis) / Peter Hook (as Hook) / Bernard Sumner (as Sumner) / Stephen Morris (as Morris)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
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Honest and interesting
29 December 2008 | by blackburnj-1See all my reviews

Grant Gee's inventive and honest documentary about Joy Division is not just a fine example of non-fiction film-making, but of film-making, full stop.

After the success of "Control", "Joy Division" has a new lease of interest behind it. It is, therefore, very good news to report that the film is not only interesting and informative, but also very effective. It is intelligent, though never ponderous. It is artistic, but never loses sight of its purpose.

The central interest of the film is not so much the eponymous band but the city of Manchester and the time and place which Joy Division found themselves in. Its focus here might tend to the ludicrous at points, but this is balanced by the human stories playing out in front of the northern backdrop.

There is very little complaint to be levelled at this film. It is not a masterpiece or extraordinary, but it is an excellent slice of cinema, knowledge and storytelling.


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