Inspired by a seminal Sex Pistols gig, Tony Wilson set up record label Factory Records, signing bands like Joy Division, New Order and eventually The Happy Mondays.
What ensues is a comically sordid tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, the birth of world-famous dance club The Hacienda and the music label Factory Records. The film is replete spot-on re-creations of the costumes and characters of the era. Winterbottom shoots in a range if styles from cinema verite to near-slapstick. As Wilson, actor-comedian Steve Coogan is mesmerising as an unreliable narrator, self-confessed 'dope connoisseur' and eccentric entrepeneur. (Madman Entertainment)