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The Limits of Control marks the sixth film that Alex Descas has acted in with Isaach De Bankolé, following the “No Problem” segment of Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes; Sergio Gobbi’s L’Arbalète; Alain Page’s Taxi Boy; Josiane Balasko’s Les Keufs; and Claire Denis’ No Fear, No Die, for which Mr. Descas was a César Award nominee. The two actors have also starred together on stage, in Martin Luther King, ou La Force d’Aimer.
Mr. Descas’ other films with Ms. Denis include 35 rhums, L’Intrus, Trouble Every Day, Nénette et Boni, I Can’t Sleep, and the “Vers Nancy” segment of the Ten Minutes Older series of short films.
Among the French actor’s additional film credits are Olivier Assayas’ Boarding Gate, Irma Vep, and Late August, Early September; Patrice Chéreau’s Persécution; Ferzan Ozpetek’s Harem suaré; and Raoul Peck’s Lumumba, as Joseph Mobutu.
Mr. Descas’ other stage appearances include L’île des esclaves de Marivaux, the production of which was also recorded for television; Le traitement, at the Théâtre national de Chaillot; and Passions secrétes, at Théâtre Montparnasse.