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First Look: Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control

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February 17, 2009
Source: eCartelera

First Look: Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control

If you don't know who Jim Jarmusch is, you better do some research. Not only has Darren Aronofsky mentioned him as an inspiration, but he was referred to as the savior of independent film in the 1980s. His latest project is called The Limits of Control and is about "the story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job." We haven't even heard of this until now, but it sounds like it could be great, and it's exciting to see Jarmusch again, since he last directed Broken Flowers in 2005. Thanks to the Spanish site eCartelera, we've got a fresh new batch of photos that everyone should take a look at.

The Limits of Control stars Isaach De Bankolé (seen at the top), Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Gael García Bernal, and Paz de la Huerta. The photo of the white haired beauty directly below this is apparently Tilda Swinton. Additionally, there are some shots of Bill Murray, John Hurt, and Gael García Bernal scattered throughout this arrangement. Take a good look at all of these and let us know what you think!

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The reason why all of these photos look so gorgeous is because the cinematographer on The Limits of Control is none other than Christopher Doyle, the same guy behind all of Wong Kar Wai's beautiful films. 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. Specials thanks to our friend at The Playlist for first pointing these photos out. I think I'll take this as a chance for me to spend some time revisiting Jarmusch's other great films that I haven't seen yet.

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  • wtf
    Excuse me, did you just say "If you don't know who Jim Jarmusch is, you better do some research."!?!? That sounds just like "I didn't know who Jim Jarmusch was, I had to do some research." :)
  • What? I know who he is or I wouldn't have even written this to begin with!
  • bltzie
    Ule Mutobo from 24 :)
  • What a cast and it amazes me how much of a chameleon Tilda Swinton is. However a late May release sounds like a death sentence to me.
  • Fuelbot
    Tilda Swinton is increasingly awesome in everything these days.
  • Cinemassiv
    Now this is the kind of thing you should be spending your hours piping about, not Franklyn or Taken...
  • dexter
    Great news, I'd like to see Isaac more, he's such a good actor, the last i saw him was in GUITAR, doing threesome:) I hope this movie kick him in the BIG league.
  • -Peter-
    as first I was like "meh" and then I saw a picture of Bill Murray and noticed the mentioning of Broken Flowers and was like "I AM INTERESTED"
  • MW
    Isaac grabbed my attention with a small role in Diving Bell & The Butterfly (and, yes, has been in an increasingly awesome season of 24 his year), it's nice to see him get a starring role, but even nicer to see him get a starring role in the new film by one of our greatest active filmmakers. Hell yes I'm excited for this.
  • Leiner
    Ah, I just don't dig Jarmusch movies. I think the man has this "either you will love me or you will hate me" quality, and in my case, is the latter. I was sooo frustrated with the pace and (mostly) the ending of "Broken Flowers" that I wouldn't like to pay a ticket for this. But, that's just me...
  • Jimmy is great.
  • tct
    I like his work. Dead Man is stunning. Look forward to seeing how this turns out
  • Mr. Jarmusch is such a RockStar Filmmaker. Can´t wait for more info, thanks for the pics Alex.
  • Matt
    @tct Oh my god yes Dead Man is a masterpiece.
  • George Konan
    Prince Bankole is the Most most Uncontested contemporary 7th Art Icon with the ability to bring global change and vision.
  • Fisherr
    Isaach De Bankolé is included, i just love this guy.
  • Alex "revisiting Jarmusch's other great films that I haven't seen yet." How do you "revisit" what you haven't seen? Re: Comment #1. Ha.
  • John J
    Isaach is a wonderful actor, and it will be great to see his, and Jim Jarmusch's, on-camera magic again. This one is definitely a film to which we can look forward. I first learned how talented Isaach and Jim both are, when watching "Night On Earth" (J. Jarmusch, 1991).

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