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Ian Curtis is a quiet and rather sad lad who works for an employment agency and sings in a band called Warsaw. He meets a girl named Debbie whom he promptly marries and his band, of which the name in the meantime has been changed to Joy Division, gets more and more successful. Even though Debbie and he become parents, their relationship is going downhill rapidly and Ian starts an affair with Belgium Annik whom he met after one of the gigs and he's almost never at home. Ian also suffers from epilepsy and has no-good medication for it. He doesn't know how to handle the feelings he has for Debbie and Annik and the pressure the popularity of Joy Division and the energy performing costs him.

Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer: Deborah Curtis (book), Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay)
Production: The Weinstein Company
Year: 2007
MetaScore: 78/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: $900,000
Released: 26 Sep 2007
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 31 wins & 34 nominations.


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Ian Curtis - Sam Riley
Debbie Curtis - Samantha Morton
Annik Honore - Alexandra Maria Lara
Peter Hook aka Hooky - Joe Anderson
Bernard Sumner - James Anthony Pearson
Steve Morris - Harry Treadaway
Tony Wilson - Craig Parkinson
Rob Gretton - Toby Kebbell
Twinny - Robert Shelly
Mr. Curtis - Ian's Father - Richard Bremmer
Ian's Mother - Tanya Myers
Ian's Sister (as Martha Myers-Lowe) - Martha Myers Lowe
Chemistry Teacher - David Whittington
Mrs. Brady - Margaret Jackman
Debbie's Mother (as Mary-Jo Randle) - Mary Jo Randle
Martin Hannet - Ben Naylor
Corrine - Nicola Harrison
Corrine's Mother - June Alliss
Studio Owner - George Newton
Other Band Manager - Mark Jardine
Hospital Doctor - Paul Arlington
Earnest - Tim Plester
Maternity Nurse - Joanna Swain
Alan from Crispy Ambulance - Joseph Marshall
Footballing Kid (as Elliot Brown-Walters) - Eliot Otis Brown Walters
Tony Wilson's Girlfriend - Monica Axelsson
Gillian Gilbert - Lotti Closs
Baby Natalie - Eady Williams
Tramp - Nigel Harris