Like a companion piece to Control, this lucid, meticulous documentary chronicles one of the most influential bands to emerge from the Manchester music scene.Told as the story of a city, the film looks at Manchester in the 1970s, a grimy and dirty place where the industrial revolution has given way to urban blight and personal hopelessness. It's no wonder that the Sex Pistols emerged from this place, and that in 1976 they inspired four young men (Sumner, Hook, Morris and Ian Curtis) to say, "I could do that," and form their own band, taking their name from Nazi propaganda. But after some early wannabe punk songs, they turned into something much more interesting, adding a personal, emotive expression that broke new ground. Joy Division is released 2nd May

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