Hot on the heels of the Ian Curtis biopic, 'Control' (2007), comes this highly acclaimed documentary about one of the most influential bands to come out of the Manchester punk scene of the late 1970s. It provides a chronological account of the band's formation and growth up until Curtis's suicide and features candid interviews with the remaining band members who went on to become the equally influential New Order. The film also contains various clips of the band's performances as well as previously unseen footage.
Fans of the gloomy Manchester-based band from the late 1970s will have less to feel down about with the release of this rockumentary. Joy Division
follows the unlikely rise of these working class lads up to Ian Curtis's suicide, which tore the band apart until it was reborn as New Order. Included here is rare footage of the group as well as their moody and starkly photographed videos, capturing the essence of what made Joy Division so special and so tragic.