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Impressively photographed, slow but involving and never a bore
Someone needs to tell Jarmusch and like-minded directors and writers that monotone conversations about the nature/meaning/origin of so-and-so are to art films what sweaty men walking away from explosions in slow motion are to big-budget post-Bruckheimer action flicks. For all of Jarmusch’s talk in his interview with Gavin Smith in Film Comment about avoiding clichés he seemed to fall into that trap pretty easily. Much of the dialogue in the film is really quite horrible, shallow, miserable artsy nonsense. Then you have some conversations, particularly in the latter half of the film, which are absolutely wonderful. You also have to look at the fact that the ‘horrible’ dialogue in the previous conversations ultimately worked as they were necessary for the thematic aspects of the film to make sense in the beautifully confusing way they do. Glad to say I was wrong about Jarmusch being the emperor’s new clothes and that “The Limits of Control” is a spectacular aesthetic achievement thanks to both Jarmusch and DP Chris Doyle’s work. It’s absolutely wonderful overall, leading up to an absolutely fantastic final thirty minutes. It has its flaws and certainly could’ve done without people approaching and leaving in slow motion which just seemed really cheesy but overall this is just a top-notch film, and the comparisons made to Rivette films like “Pont du nord”, “Paris nous appartient”, and “Out 1” in the aforementioned Film Comment interview by Gavin Smith and Jarmusch himself not only make sense, but are well-deserved. A cinematic enigma, and nothing is more attractive to me than that.
A boring piece that ends up enraging the viewer
Jim, this is probably the most boring film I have seen in ages, and I am a fan of Eric Rohmer so I do not mind slow movies. Each scene is a copy of the one preceding it and the signs you throw at us are meaningless, double cups of coffee and eating little pieces of paper included. After the third paper eating session I started to get angry. I take it you suffered from: a) an overdose of cocido madrileno while you were shooting in Madrid, or b) a Hemingway-style infatuation with everything Spanish which took you to the streets of Madrid and Sevilla. In this last case, a documentary would have likely been a better option. I bought this DVD because I loved Down by Law. Please go back to your roots.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Jim Jarmusch
Writer Jim Jarmusch
Actors Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-François Stévenin, Óscar Jaenada
Country USA, Japan
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Pointblank Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (color)
Film Length 3,168 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji)