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Joy Division

Joy Division

In 1976, four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. It was “a right laugh”. Three years later it was a matter of art, life and death. 30 years later they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy that resonates fiercely in today’s heavily careerist music industry and over-mediated pop culture. Featuring the unprecedented participation of the surviving band members, this film tells their story of beauty and loss in the city. In 1980, aged 15, I bought a copy of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album. It was the single most beautiful object I’d ever possessed and the first record I’d ever heard that didn’t just spit out sounds but seemed to create a whole new landscape. (Grant Gee)

European Panorama 2008

Grant Gee

Great Britain/USA 2007
35mm/Farbe und Schwarzweiß
94 minutes
EF

Screenplay
Cinematography
Grant Gee
Editing
Jerry Chater
Music
Joy Division
Cast
Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Peter Saville, Tony Wilson, Annik Honoré

Production

Hudson Productions Ltd., UK
29-31 Cowper Street, 3rd Floor
London EC2A 4AT
Großbritannien
T +44 207 608 7400
F +44 207 608 4599
World Sales

Katapult Film Sales
8490 Santa Monica BLVD, Suite 5
West Hollywood, CA 90069
USA
T +1 310 358 0303
F +1 310 358 0333
www.katapultfilms.com