After a long time with only minimal information about The Limits of Control, the recent release of the trailer and the official Focus Features site brings us a lot to dive into.
The synopsis sounds roughly the same as in the first press release:
"The Limits of Control is the story of a mysterious loner (played by Mr. De Bankole), a stranger, whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged. His journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness."
The release date has been confirmed as May 22, "in select theatres".
The tagline, on the Focus Features site, is:
FOR EVERY WAY IN, THERE IS ANOTHER WAY OUT.
The credits reveal that it features music by Boris (Wikipedia/MySpace), also heard in the trailer. Ideologic.org, a website devoted to artist Stephen O'Malley, who's a member of another drone metal band, Sunn O)), reports that the movie's soundtrack contains music by SUNN O))) & Boris, Boris and Earth.
The cast contains no surprises compared to what's been revealed earlier: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-François Stévenin, Luis Tosar, Paz De La Huerta, Tilda Swinton, Youki Kudoh, John Hurt, Gael García Bernal, Hiam Abbass, Bill Murray.
The trailer contains these floating titles:
A PROFESSIONAL / IS NEVER DISTRACTED / BUT EVERY MAN / HAS HIS LIMITS
WATCH / FOLLOW / SEDUCE / EXECUTE / CONTROL
and contains a few snippets of dialogue, such as:
- No guns, no sex. How can you stand it?
- How did you get in here? - I used my imagination.
- Among us, there are those that are not among us. - I'm among noone.
- Sometimes the reflection is far more present than the thing being reflected.