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Under Control

Under Control (2011)

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This striking, beautifully composed, and undeniably timely documentary takes viewers into the heart of a series of German nuclear power plants, unveiling a surreal, technologically bewildering realm whose bright, sleek, seemingly highly controlled appearance belies the dangerous,destructive forces involved. We see glisteningly bright control rooms, decontamination locks, and smoke-screen devices, and enter the depths of the mineral deposits, all of which reflect the superhuman rationality that

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Somehow the happy screams of children whirling above a neutered reactor sound a lot less comforting than they should.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Sattel constructs a tone poem via impeccably composed pictures that toe the line between beauty and banality, revelation and tedium.

November 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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[It] settles into a certain lulling monotony, wandering a wilderness of wires, cooling towers, and a thousand other inscrutable devices, but it is a monotony with an undertone of menace.

November 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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This documentary about nuclear power plants is as chilling as its title is ironic.

December 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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There are images here that seem culled from some obsolete collective nervousness.

November 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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  • Unter Kontrolle (DE)
  • Under Control (UK)
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