- UK / US
- 1h 39min
- Directed by: Grant Gee
- Written by: Jon Savage
- Cast: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Peter Saville, Tony Wilson
Beautifully cut and imaginatively constructed documentary explaining the swift rise and abrupt cessation of Joy Division (and troubled singer Ian Curtis ) through rare footage, TV appearances, bootleg recordings, personal photographs and recollections. The film rubbishes the ludicrous rock'n'roll myth of 'live fast, die young' to tell the story with humour, warmth and often-painful clarity.
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Reviews & features
Joy Division24 Apr 2008
A frank documentary about the influential band
After last year's Control, Anton Corbijn's considered and stylish dramatisation of Ian Curtis' life, it would be easy to think that everything you need to know about the legend and legacy of English post-punk outfit Joy Division has already been said.
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