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Limits Of Control

Mon 8 February 2010 // 20:00
Tue 9 February 2010 // 20:00
Wed 10 February 2010 // 20:00

(Mon 8th to Weds 10th / 8pm / £4/3/2 TTT)
(Jim Jarmusch / 2009 / 116 minutes / USA and Japan / cert 15 / subtitles)
The Limits of Control is the latest from visionary film-maker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Down by Law). It is a narrative journey with the hypnotic and stunning landscapes of contemporary Spain as one of the main characters (think Antonioni).

The Limits of Control appears to be the story of a mysterious silent hitman on a secret mission, but as the pace slows and the mission remains a mystery to the viewer for much of the film, it takes a secondary focus to the unfolding of the journey itself. The process, the waiting for clues, the discipline and the almost sci-fi-esque characters involved in assisting the him to get to his destination become prominent. It is a series of encounters, of riddles and deft comic touches but more than the sum of the parts of the coolhand existentialist vignettes in Coffee and Cigarettes. More than worth a second viewing...

Isaach De Bankolé stars in the lead role and other familiar collaborators with Jarmusch make appearances - Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton with new additions Hiam Abbass, Gael García Bernal, Paz De La Huerta, Jean-François Stévenin, and Luis Tosar joining the acclaimed cast.