Joy Division

Feature Film

Video
In the last days of World War II, Thomas, a teenager is forced into battle against the advancing Red Army. A time of pillage and unspeakable savagery amidst the shattered towns of the Third Reich.
In the last days of World War II, Thomas, a teenager is forced into battle against the advancing Red Army. A time of pillage and unspeakable savagery amidst the shattered towns of the Third Reich. During the onslaught he loses sight of Melanie, his first love and meets Astrid, a determined survivor, and together they join the vast exodus of refugees fleeing westwards. However, by a cruel twist he is captured by the Russians and disappears behind the Iron Curtain which falls across Europe. 17 years later, now as a graduate from an elite Soviet school, he is recruited by the KGB and sent to London to infiltrate a Soviet Spy ring which is at the centre of suspicion, at the height of the Cold War. While leading a double life he meets and falls for Yvonne, a young artist who reawakens his suppressed passion for life. Forging a close allegiance with Dennis, his contact, he is moved by the older man\'s growing disillusionment and the deadly threat it poses. As he is hunted by the British Secret Police, he slips further into the world of early 60\'s London and develops a taste for freedom. But like he had as a youth, Thomas must again try to run.
Category
Feature Film
Genre
War Drama
Co-Production
IMS 5 LLP (Brighton), Kingsway Films (London), Hungarian Film Connection (Budapest)
Sales
Sequence Film Ltd
Cast
Ed Stoppard
Bernard Hill
Michelle Gayle
Tom Schilling
Suzanne von Borsody
Bernadette Heerwagen
Lea Mornar
Bernard Kay
Marlon Kittel
Sybille Gebhardt
Sean Chapman
Cinematographer
Bryan Loftus
production design
Csaba Stork, Michael Fleischer
Cutter
Peter Cartwright
Composer
George Kallis
Casting
Matt Western, Nicole Fischer, Linda Zsombolyay
VFX-Supervisor
Danny Pagan
Screenplay
Rosemary Mason, Reg Traviss
Executive producer
Stefan Raiser, Felix Zackor, Alexander Harvey, Ildiko Kemeny
Director
Reg Traviss