Don Hertzfeldt does it again. And by ‘it’ I mean ‘breaks my heart.’
I have been wanting to watch this for a while since I love Joy Division and the photography of Anton Corbijn. Visually, the film is stunning. The story meanders a bit, but is always pulled back by the gigs they're either going to or playing.
Sam Riley plays the role of Ian Curtis well, but doesn't quite have the gravitas to pull off Curtis' slide towards suicide. The rest of the cast are good, with Samantha Morton particularly impressive as Deborah Curtis.