Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970s England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.
Cast: Joe Anderson, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, James Anthony Pearson, Sam Riley
Produced by: Anton Corbijn, Orian Williams, Todd Eckert
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Written by: Deborah Curtis, Matt Greenhalgh
Running time: 2hr 0min
Opens: Oct 10, 2007 NY
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