Director Jim Jarmusch (Night on Earth, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Broken Flowers) returns to the screen with a dreamy-looking crime thriller called The Limits of Control. The Jarmusch vision brings an artistic and rich sensibility, even to the trailer for the movie.
The Limits of Control tells the story of a mysterious loner (played by Isaach De Bankolé) whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged. His paradoxical journey, both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness.
The thriller also stars Hiam Abbass, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paz de la Huerta, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Alex Descas. Noted cinematographer Christopher Doyle – who lensed Wong Kar Wai’s beautifully shot films – handled DP duties on this film as well. It’s very likely that this will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival later this year. Focus Features already has the distribution rights in the US and they’ve tentatively scheduled it for a late May theatrical debut.
Check out the trailer for The Limits of Control below.
Here is the complete synopsis for the film.
The Limits of Control is the new movie from filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Down by Law). The film is set in the striking and varied landscapes of contemporary Spain (both urban and otherwise). The location shoot there united the writer/director with acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, Paranoid Park).
Isaach De Bankolé stars in the lead role for Mr. Jarmusch; this marks the duo’s fourth collaboration over nearly two decades, following Night on Earth, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and Coffee and Cigarettes. The Limits of Control also features several other actors with whom Mr. Jarmusch has previously worked, including Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton; and actors new to his films, including Hiam Abbass, Gael García Bernal, Paz De La Huerta, Jean-François Stévenin, and Luis Tosar.
The Limits of Control is the story of a mysterious loner (played by Mr. De Bankolé), a stranger, whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged.
His journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness.
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