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Review: Joy Division (2008)

joydivisionDirected by Grant Gee

Starring: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Tony Wilson, Paul Morley

Joy Division is not a documentary about the band Joy Division. Or, rather, it’s not that simple. It’s about the English city of Manchester in the 1970s: the rain-soaked, crumbling, devastated, crime-infested and hopeless city that helped form the band and that they in turn kick-started culturally. Inevitably, it must delicately contend with the suicide of singer Ian Curtis and the still-raw wound of his relationships with his wife, Deborah, and his lover, Anik Honore.
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