Control is a 2007 biographical film directed by Anton Corbijn. The movie chronicles the life of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the post-punk band Joy Division. Played by Sam Riley, Curtis is depicted from his teenage years, through the rapid rise of Joy Division, to his struggles with epilepsy, personal troubles, and ultimately his tragic suicide at age 23. Shot in stark black-and-white, the film captures the bleakness of the industrial North of England in the late 1970s and provides an intimate look into the complexities of Curtis's life, relationships, and the pressures of fame. The movie is based on the book Touching from a Distance by Curtis's widow, Deborah Curtis. The film was praised by critics and received numerous British Film Awards.
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