About the Film | The Limits of Control Movie Synopsis | Focus Features

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.

Lone Man

- Isaach De Bankolé

Creole

- Alex Descas

French

- Jean-François Stévenin

Violin

- Luis Tosar

Nude

- Paz De La Huerta

Blonde

- Tilda Swinton

Molecules

- Youki Kudoh

Guitar

- John Hurt

Mexican

- Gael García Bernal

Driver

- Hiam Abbass

American

- Bill Murray

Director

- Jim Jarmusch

Writer/Director

- Jim Jarmusch

Producer

- Stacey Smith

Producer

- Gretchen McGowan

Executive Producer

- Jon Kilik

H.K.S.C. (Director of Photography)

- Christopher Doyle

A.C.E. (Editor; Music Editor)

- Jay Rabinowitz

Production Designer

- Eugenio Caballero

Music

- Boris

Sound Designer

- Robert Hein

Costume Designer

- Bina Daigeler