Biopic's filmmakers are in total `Control'

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November 02, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

Control will put you in a bluesy swoon.

It locates the raw lyric impulse in post-punk rock as it tells the story of Ian Curtis (Sam Riley), lead singer and songwriter for the Manchester, England, group Joy Division, who committed suicide in 1980, on the eve of the band's first U.S. tour.

Control (Weinstein Co.) Starring Samantha Morton, Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara. Directed by Anton Corbijn. Rated R. Time 121 minutes.

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