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Running time
121 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Matt Greenhalgh (Book: Deborah Curtis)
Joy Division, New Order
Martin Ruhe (B&W)
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Co-production United Kingdom-United States; Becker Films / CINV / Claraflora / EM Media / European Regional Development Fund / IFF / NorthSee / Three Dogs and a Pony / Warner Music
Drama. Musical | Biography. 1970s. Music
Synopsis / Plot
Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970’s 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. 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.
2007: Cannes: Golden Camera- Special Mention
2007: BAFTA Awards: Best debut. Nominated for Best British Film and Supp. Actress
2007: Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo - Best Actor (Sam Riley)
2007: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 5 Awards including Best Movie
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