(2007, Anton Corbijn)
The uplifting story of pop-star Ian Curtis and his band, appropriately named Joy Division.
Well, no, not really.
Former photographer/music video director Corbijn details Curtis’ career within the band, as well as his personal struggles with success, illness and familial stress. Newcomer Sam Riley impresses in this sad biography of a brilliant but flawed musician.
The good news is that Joy Division fans everywhere should enjoy this. Could be a benchmark for Corbijn’s and Riley’s leap into the world of feature films.