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THE LIMITS OF CONTROL
USA: Focus Features
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Isaach De Bankole, Alex Descas, Jean-François Stevenin, Óscar Jaenada, Luis Tosar, Paz de la Huerta, Tilda Swinton, Youki Kudoh, John Hurt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Hiam Abbass, Bill Murray, Hector Colome, Maria Isasi, Norma Yessenia Paladines, Alejandro Munoz Biggie, Cristina Sierra Sanchez, Pablo Lucas Ortega, La Truco, Talegón de Córdoba, Jorge Rodriguez Padilla
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Country: Spain / USA / Japan
USA & UK: 116 mins
USA Rated: R for graphic nudity and some language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sexualised nudity
USA Release Date: 1 May 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 11 December 2009 (Limited Release)
Issach De Bankole (NIGHT ON EARTH, GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI) heads an international stellar cast and plays the role of a mysterious loner - a stranger whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. Nearing the completion of a job, he trusts no one and his objectives are not initially revealed.
His journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness.
From filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (BROKEN FLOWERS), The Limits of Control 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).
Isaach De Bankole stars in his fourth collaboration with Jim Jarmusch, which spans close to two decades, and features several other actors with whom the director has previously worked, including Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton.