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2018, Sat, Aug 18

Control

D: Anton Corbijn, GB/USA 2007, 35mm, s/w, 121 min, OV with German subtitles

Control (Film still) | © Promo

Control (Film still) | © Promo

Biopic with Sam Riley in the role of the Joy Division singer Ian Curtis

The biography of a brief, intense life: In his feature film debut Anton Corbijn, who got to know the band Joy Division as a photographer, tells of the demons that eventually drove their singer Ian Curtis to suicide. Sam Riley convincingly lends the charismatic depressive his narrow frame – the fragility of the musician, who suffered from epilepsy, is physically palpable in the work illustrated with impressive black-and-white tableaus. The film score is provided by his remaining colleagues from New Order.