The Limits of Control
- Country:USA, Japan
- Time:1h 56min
- Genre:Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
- Director:Jim Jarmusch
- Stars:Isaach De BankolÃ©, Alex Descas, Jean-FranÃ§ois StÃ©venin, Ãscar Jaenada, Luis Tosar, Paz de la Huerta, Tilda Swinton, YÃki KudÃ´, John Hurt, Gael GarcÃa Bernal .....
A solitary man who does not speak Spanish is an underground courier. Two men who are both thuggish and philosophical send him to Madrid with cryptic instructions. Over the course of a few days, he receives his instructions from a series of distinctive individuals who provide words of philosophy or of warning and also give him a matchbox with a tiny piece of paper, which he reads then eats, accompanied by espresso served in two cups. He is quiet, self-contained, focused on his work. He has rules. He encounters and at times transmits a violin, diamonds, a guitar, and a map. Is he a smuggler? Merely an independent conduit? Or, something else?