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Joy Division. Directed by Grant Gee

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

3rd May, 2008

Joy Division. Directed by Grant Gee

In art, as in life, timing is everything. Although last year’s Control, Anton Corbijn’s beautifully shot and stylised biopic of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis had its flaws, it boasted a definitive air that made you feel like the Joy Division story had been well and truly covered.

Coming in its wake, it’s hard for Grant Gee’s new documentary on the band not to feel...

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