Worth Watching - Sept 27: Control Trailer - Joy Division's Biopic

September 27, 2007
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Control Trailer

I'm a sucker for good modern black and white films. Control is one of them, but initially I had no interest. It wasn't until Jen Yamato at Rotten Tomatoes raved about how this was her favorite movie of the year that I realized I should take interest. This is one of those that if you are a true fan of cinema you'll look into and hopefully catch on the big screen sometime. It's a profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division, who committed suicide at 23 because of the troubles in his successful life. If you're not interested yet, then at least do yourself a favor and watch the trailer, maybe it'll change your mind.

The film currently has a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes after screening at a few film festivals including Toronto. Here's one of the quotes that may tip the scales and cause you to be a bit more intrigued.

"Corbijn's movie is shot in a stunning high-contrast monochrome, perversely turning Macclesfield's grimness into grandeur. It effortlessly revives a British cinematic style that you might call beautiful realism." -Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian

Watch the first trailer for Anton Corbijn's Control from YouTube:

Control is directed by long time music video director Anton Corbijn - his first feature. The film hits limited theaters starting on October 12th, 2007. The very well-designed poster for Control is also featured below.

Control poster

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


Joy Division was an important part of college life for me. And as tragic as the story was in real life/and will be on screen - I cannot wait to see this film. Thanks for your post.

Phl on Sep 28, 2007


I was always a fan of Corbijn's work, especially with Depeche Mode's videos. About time he made a full length.

jason_md2020 on Sep 29, 2007

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