A {{Biopic}} about Ian Curtis and Music/JoyDivision, directed in 2007 by Creator/AntonCorbijn as his director's debut. Possibly the only straight up bio-pic that isn't a documentary.

* BreakupSong: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is played after Curtis and his wife start to fall apart following his distance from her.
* ConvulsiveSeizures: Curtis was an epileptic, so this side of his life is also shown.
* CultSoundtrack: Interestingly enough the soundtrack album has covers of the originals more than anything else.
* DownerEnding: Ian commits suicide, Deborah ends up distraught (doesn't help she was raising their daughter..) and the band breaks up.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The entire film is shot in black-and-white.
* DespairEventHorizon: After [[spoiler: Deborah doesn't return his feelings of staying with him, Ian sends her out which leads to a seizure. He recovers only to finally hit this point and commit suicide]].
* DoomedProtagonist: Everyone knows from the start that Ian Curtis eventually [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]].
* OopNorth: The film takes place there. In fact the corresponding TV Tropes article used a shot of this movie to illustrate this.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film is based on the life of Ian Curtis.
* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: The implication of what starts Deborah's relationship with Ian to deteriorate. Ironically, in Real life, both Ian and his 'lover' Annik Honoré were considered just close friends, Annik constantly stating her relationship with Ian was platonic]].