DRUG USE, MEDIUM LEVEL COARSE LANGUAGE, SEXUAL REFERENCES
|Actors:||Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Andy Serkis, Paddy Considine, John Simm, Lennie James, Sean Harris, Danny Cunningham|
Tony Wilson: a young Cambridge graduate and TV presenter, inspired by the Sex Pistols' first Manchester gig, founds Factory Records and the Hacienda nightclub. The bands he signs include: Joy Division (New Order) and the Happy Mondays, while the Hacienda transforms Manchester into "Madchester" - the place to be.
All this is built on Wilson's anarchic business philosophy: no contracts, just passion, music and hedonism - if the bands don't like it they are free to leave. No-one leaves, but with mounting debts and hangovers rocketing, things do get completely out of hand.
Steve Coogan is perfectly cast as Wilson, struggling to hold it together in a world of vice and angst-ridden geniuses, in this brilliantly sustained portrait of the Manchester scene from director Michael Winterbottom.
|Aspect Ratio:||16:9 Enhanced|