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2h 1m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions that fuel his music slowly begin to

Film Details

Also Known As
Touching From A Distance
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company
Location
Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom; Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions that fuel his music slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.

Crew

Paul Alexander

Steadicam Operator

Paul Alexander

Camera Operator

Carlos Alomar

Song

Riky Ash

Stunt Coordinator

Shaheen Baig

Casting Director

Nick Baldock

Sound Editor

Peter Baldock

Supervising Sound Editor

Peter Baldock

Dialogue Editor

Joanna Bates

Assistant Production Accountant

Tim Battersby

Camera Focus Puller

Katie Bleakley

Office Runner

David Bowie

Song Performer

David Bowie

Song

Andrew Brand

Office Runner

Grant Bridgeman

Sound

Lesley Broderick

Post-Production Accountant

Paul Brown

Music

Neil Calder

Other

Steve Campbell

Electrician

Iain Canning

Executive Producer

Ben Carr

Adr Editor

Vicky Chapman

Location Assistant

Rupert Christie

Music Scoring Mixer

Mel Churcher

Dialogue Coach

Andrew Clarke

Rigging Gaffer

John Cooper Clarke

Song

John Cooper Clarke

Song Performer

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

Rachel Clarke

Camera

Lee Clyne

Medic

Paul Cook

Song

Anton Corbijn

Producer

Dan Crowley

Sound

Deborah Curtis

Source Material

Deborah Curtis

Coproducer

Ian Curtis

Song

Natalia Czuplak

Props

Maria Dahlin

Coordinator

Rory Davis

Props

Julian Day

Costume Designer

Shaida Day

Wardrobe Supervisor

Helen De Winter

Consultant

Howard Devoto

Song

Joy Division

Song Performer

Joy Division

Song

Paul Dray

Film Lab

Warwick Drucker

Grip

Jonathan Earp

Camera Focus Puller

Todd Eckert

Producer

Carl Edstrom

Sound Effects Editor

Philip Elton

Art Director

Brian Eno

Song

Tom Fabian

Crane Grip

Brian Fawcett

Electrician

Bryan Ferry

Song

Iain Finlay

Camera

Adele Fletcher

Avid Editor

Linda Forsén

Sound

Andrew Foster

Assistant Director

Lizzie Francke

Executive Producer

Megumi Fukasawa

Coproducer

Anna Gideonsson

Foley

Simone Grace

Costumes

Matthew Greenhalgh

Screenplay

Martin Hannett

Song

Peter Heslop

Coproducer

Peter Heslop

Line Producer

Dan Hodgett

Location Coordinator

Ruth Hodgson

Other

Mats Holmgren

Color

Peter Hook

Song

Stephen Hopkins

Song

Ralf Huetter

Song

Thomas Huhn

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Thomas Huhn

Supervising Sound Editor

Andrew Hulme

Editor

Satoru Iseki

Coproducer

Akira Ishii

Executive Producer

Jonas Jangvad

Other

Jonas Jansson

Sound Effects Editor

Peter Johnson

Carpenter

Rob Jones

Location Manager

Steve Jones

Song

Andy Kiff

Props

The Killers

Song Performer

Cassie Leedham

Graphic Designer

Anna Lindqvist

Titles

Richard Lloyd

Post-Production Supervisor

Mick Lord

Rigging Electrician

John Lydon

Song

Roger Lyons

Music Engineer

Andrew Mackie

Production Manager

Fiona Mackinnon

Costumes

Liam Maloy

Coach

Korda Marshall

Executive Producer

Glen Matlock

Song

Tessa Mendelson

Other

John Midgley

Sound Recordist

John Midgley

Music Engineer

Barry Moen

Assistant Editor

Stephen Morris

Song

Simon Morrissey

Property Master

Ian Neil

Music Supervisor

Fredrik Nilsson

Other

Lucas Nilsson

Foley Artist

Fredrik Nord

Digital Effects

Gez Orakwusi

Music

Roy Osborn

Camera

Michael Osborne

Art Department

John Oxborough

Driver

Jonathan Page

Finance Manager

Patty Papageorgiou

Post-Production

Gabor Pasztor

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tina Pawlik

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard Payten

Production Manager

Will Petty

Driver

Iggy Pop

Song

Lou Reed

Song

Sarah Reichert

Art Department

Chris Richmond

Art Director

Rachel Robey

Production Coordinator

Howard Roe

Other

Dean Rogers

Photography

Chris Roope

Production Designer

Martin Ruhe

Director Of Photography

Peter Saville

Consultant

Florian Schneider

Song

Emil Schult

Song

Peter Shelley

Song

Nic Smith

Location Coordinator

Mick Stanton

Driver

Toni Staples

Assistant Director

Katy Stenson

Assistant Director

John A. Steppings

Props Buyer

Robert Jan Stips

Song

Bernard Sumner

Song

Barbara Taylor

Hair Assistant

Barbara Taylor

Hair Stylist

Barbara Taylor

Makeup Artist

Benjamin Till

Casting Assistant

Owen Tooth

Video Playback

Peter Tornestam

Digital Effects

Kip Walker

Props

Matt Wells

Props

Julian White

Gaffer

Val White

Script Supervisor

Josh Whiteman

Camera

Jim Wilkinson

Crane Grip

Orian Williams

Producer

Micky Wilson

Generator Operator

Sophie Wilson

Loader

Tony Wilson

Coproducer

Christina Withers

Assistant

Jeremy Woodhead

Makeup Designer

Jeremy Woodhead

Hair

Ali Yap

Coordinator

Emma Yeomans

Location Scout

Film Details

Also Known As
Touching From A Distance
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company
Location
Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom; Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States October 19, 2007

Released in United States on Video June 3, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States August 2007

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States December 2007

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (British Gala) August 15-26, 2007.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - Pearls) September 20-29, 2007.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 4-12, 2007.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Main Competition) October 4-17, 2007.

Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cinema of the World) December 9-16, 2007.

Based on the biography "Touching From a Distance" written by Deborah Curtis; published by Faber & Faber, 1996.

Project was previously set up with Double A Films to be produced by Amy Hobby and Neil Weisman.

Feature directorial debut for Anton Corbijn.

The band New Order may be involved in some capacity.

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States October 19, 2007 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video June 3, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (British Gala) August 15-26, 2007.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - Pearls) September 20-29, 2007.)

Winner of the 2007 Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the Silver Hugo Award for Best Actor (Sam Riley), the Silver Hugo Award for Best Screenplay and co-winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival.

Winner of three 2007 awards including the Attenborough Award, the British Newcomer of the Year Award for Breakthrough Acting (Sam Riley) and the British Newcomer of the Year Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of two awards including the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film and the PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film (Sam Riley) at the 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Winner of two awards including the Regards Jeunes Prize and the Europa Cinemas Label Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2007

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Main Competition) October 4-17, 2007.)

Released in United States December 2007 (Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cinema of the World) December 9-16, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 4-12, 2007.)