I have to apologize for the low number of stills lately, due to visits to Berlin where celebrating the new year and last week my visit to the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The five days Rotterdam where great even though the city hasn’t that much to offer apart from the film festival, the world-famous Boijmans van Beuningen museum and some stores. From the movies I’ve seen I would strongly recommend Essential Killing, The King of Devil’s Island, Black Swan and 13 Assassins. Okay back to another film by Jarmusch.
In the Limits of Control Jarmusch brings coolness to a higher level, partially due to the efforts of probably the greatest cinematographer alive right now; Christoper Doyle. His sense for composition, color, focus and depth is incredible. So combine the sense for style, items and details from Jarmusch with the superb cinematography by Doyle, there only lacks some substance in the form of very interesting dialogues about the subjectivity of art. Once again Isaach de Bankolé is present in this Jarmusch flick in the role of the secret agent. His mission is to destroy the bureaucrats that know what it takes to make art and how to explain it. He communicates with his fellow agents by codes hidden in fantastic ‘Le Boxeur – Fabriqué au Cameroun’ matchboxes. The Limits of Control is subjective to the bone and asks a little effort from your own imagination, as any good movie should.