Set in Manchester during the 1970s, this stylish, black-and-white biopic profiles the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, who committed suicide at the age of 23 just as the band was on the brink of international fame and fortune.
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I really despise this film: First of all what can you make with a 23 year old guys biography if you don't emphasise his band? Why make everyone seem like a jerk? Annik is way more interesting than she is in the movie, she is just a lover, same thing with Deborah. And make Ian an angel out of all these characters? Its just wrong. Well directed and shot, but poor material to work with Love the band but this is too much
A nice portrayal of the music legend! It's a tragic depressing stories of his life but do justice for the fans of Joy Division and Ian Curtis to know him a little bit better outside his music. Remarkable acting and uniquely shot in black and white!
I guess it was heartbreaking, and Curtis was portrayed beautifully, although (as someone who is completely blind about Joy Division (not a huge fan)) it made me kind of hate him but sympathize him at the same time. Toby Kebbel was actually the best actor in the film, amongst all the bleak dreary atmosphere, he gives a bit of a laugh once in a while.
aesthetically stunning, not to mention the monumentally strong performance from samantha morton, but the script prevents this film from approaching masterpiece status. nonetheless very impressive indeed.
Fucking amazing music (obvs) and stark black and white cinematography (every shot looks like an iconic album cover) but it takes a while to really get going and can be pretty dull and uninvolving. Sam Riley is incredible throughout though.