Ian Curtis vit chez ses parents la vie d'un adolescent bercé par la musique de David Bowie, d'Iggy Pop.. Il va très vite se marier en même temps qu'il se retrouve propulsé chanteur d'un groupe de rock naissant. Il semble ne rien contrôler dans sa vie : l'envie d'un enfant, l'amour qu'il porte à une autre femme rencontrée dans  ses concerts, la star qu'il devient, le besoin de garder une vie de famille..
Un film en noir et blanc avec des images tristes de la ville industrielle habitée par Ian et ses copains.

She's Lost Control

Confusion in her eyes that says it all
She's lost control
And she's clinging to the nearest passer by
She's lost control
And she gave away the secrets of her past
And said I've lost control again
And of a voice that told her when and were to act
She said I've control again
And she turned around and took by the hand and said
I've lost control again
And how I'll never know just why or understand
She said I've lost control again
And she screamed out kicking on her side and said
I've control again
And seized up on the floor, I thought she'd died
She said I've lost control again, she's lost control (2)
Well I had to 'phone her friend to state my case
And say she's lost control again
And she showed up all the errors and mistakes
And said I've lost control again
But she expressed herself in many different ways
Until she lost control again
And walked upon the edge of no escape
And laughed I've lost control again
She's lost control again, she's lost control (2)