Here are the feature films dedicated to the band and their associates.
24 Hour Party People
On Factory and the Mancunian scene from the punk era to the bitter end of Factory and the Haçienda
Michael Winterbottom, one of England's finest movie directors along with Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce managed to create a movie filled with humour, music, fun, sadness, madness... Most likely different from the real story, but at the same time pretty close. The legend? The truth? Hard to tell which is which if you were not part of it - and maybe even if you were part of it! But who really cares? The movie is brilliant, and the actors bluffing!
Steve Coogan (as Tony Wilson)
Paddy Considine (as Rob Gretton)
Andy Serkis (as Martin Hannett)
Lennie James (as Alan Erasmus)
Enzo Cilenti (as Peter Saville)
Sean Harris (as Ian Curtis)
Ralf Little (as Peter Hook)
John Simm (as Bernard Albrecht/Sumner)
Tim Horrocks (as Steve Morris)
Anna Tyborczyk (as Gillian Gilbert)
Shirley Henderson (as Lindsay Wilson)
Kate Magowan (as Yvette Wilson)
Martin Coogan (as Chris Nagle)
and the real
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Biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis
Anton Corbijn, the famous Dutch photographer, who moved to the UK to work with Joy Division, and later U2 and R.E.M. to name but a few, directed his first film to tell Ian's life. The film is based on the book "Touching From A Distance" written by Ian's widow, Deborah, with the assistance of Matt Greenhalgh, and is shot in black and white. Control won several prizes including at the Cannes Film Festival.
based on the book "Touching From A Distance" by
Sam Riley (as Ian Curtis)
Joe Anderson (as Peter Hook)
James Anthony Pearson (as Bernard Albrecht/Sumner)
Harry Treadaway (as Steve Morris)
Toby Kebbell (as Rob Gretton)
Craig Parkinson (as Tony Wilson)
Ben Naylor (as Martin Hannett)
Andrew Sheridan (as Terry Mason)
Robert Shelly (as Twinny)
Samantha Morton (as Deborah Curtis)
Alexandra Maria Lara (as Annik Honoré)
and Herbert Grönemeyer...
An account of the story of Joy Division
An excellent complement to the two feature films with Joy Division survivors, Factory associates, many other persons who were involved and rare archive footage!
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