(Great Britain/Japan, 2007, 122 minutes)

The true story of Ian Curtis, the epileptic lyricist and singer with the Manchester rock band Joy Division, who committed suicide in 1980 at 23. Dazzlingly shot, austere biopic that is more interested in character than in flash and plays like an updated British kitchen-sink drama of the 1960s with rock music, revealing a true filmmaking talent.

Becker International presents a Northsee production, in association with EM Media, Warner Music UK, IFF/CINV and Three Dogs And A Pony. Starring Samantha Morton, Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, Toby Kebbell, Craig Parkinson, James Anthony Pearson and Harry Treadaway. Directed by Anton Corbijn; produced by Orian Williams, Anton Corbijn, Todd Eckert; screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, based on the book by Deborah Curtis, Touching from a Distance; director of photography (b&w, widescreen), Martin Ruhe; production designer, Chris Roope; costume designer, Julian Day; film editor, Andrew Hulme.


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