But it's a damn fine watch...
Scott Colothan

12:19 29th June 2007

The remaining members of Joy Division have given their verdict on the biopic film, and although they think it’s great, they claim it’s only loosely based on the truth.

The Anton Corbijn directed ‘Control’ was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month, and speaking to xfm Peter Hook and Stephen Morris have both given the film the thumbs up.

Morris started: "It's good, very good. It’s a bit hard to watch when you're involved in it as much as Peter as I have been though, but Anton's done a really good job, it’s not as funny as 24 hour party people though!

"None of its true really. It’s sort of true but you have to take liberties when you're making a film because the truth is too boring."

Bassist Peter Hook then took over, saying: "I really enjoyed it, but it was as I said like having your heart stamped on. The weirdest thing was at the end, when it really hurt and everybody started clapping. It would've been nice to have a dignified silence.
"You're sat there thinking ‘Fuck me I lived that!' It was like being dissected.”