A nomadic stranger with an impenterable stare, is philosophic and dreamy all at once. He is on a mission and clues reveal little by little what the objective is. With sparse interaction, he journeys across Spain and the landscape of his own psyche.
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He who assembles reality out of unreality. ( his target) To pinpoint reality. In this movie you discover silences distinct from one another, "It is cognition itself that is a fantasy". "It took someone as unreal as him to break through my own unreality"
Say art actually linked us to a cohesive alternate universe. An assassin stalks that universe with instructions from platitude speaking members of a diamond cartel in hunt for the controller of this virtual reality. Black helicopters, a nude Paz de la Huerta, and Christopher Doyle's cinematography sell every moment. It's basically as if Jarmusch decided to remake his Coffee and Cigarettes a la David Lynch -- DiB
I know why a lot of people won't like this. But I thought it was spot on. I think the conversation Lone Wolf has with Tilda Swinton's character near the beginning says it all. Seriously beautiful images and the music couldn't have fit better. AnotherJarmusch film that I thoroughly enjoyed. More than a movie, it was a unique experience.
Incredibly strong stuff. The Limits of Control feels like Jim Jarmusch revisited Ghost Dog and crossed it with David Lynch in Spain. Some magnificent cimematography and some great music (Boris, Sunn O))) and Earth) beautifully set the pace for a very simple story that drones on wonderfully. Definitely falls into the "love it or hate it" category but a decent mood helped to tip it in the "love it" category.
the combination of the lonely, brooding, reoccurring character of Jarmusch and the post modern noir cinematography style of Christopher Doyle adds up to another film that is easily dismissed in the present, but will soon become another classic in the Jim Jarmusch repertoire... this film combines two tones of Jarmusch's strongest influences.. Antonioni and Ozu..