The Limits of Control

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For every way in, there is another way out. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for graphic nudity and some language.
Released on:
May 1, 2009 (limited)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
May 22, 2009

Production Companies:
Entertainment Farm
Distributors:
Focus Features

Status: Released

Cast:
Isaach De Bankole, Alex Descas, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Luis Tosar, John Hurt, Paz De La Huerta, Tilda Swinton, Youki Kudoh, John Hurt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Hiam Abbass, Bill Murray

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch

Genre: Drama, Crime
About 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.
Rated R for graphic nudity and some language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $55,820 (3 theaters) | Domestic Total: $426,688
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    aviator – australia
    April 26, 2009 - 08:02
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    looks interesting, and the lead look badass