(c) Credo Film
UNDER CONTROL (Germany, 2011, 98 min.)
Coincidentally filmed just before the atomic catastrophe in Japan, Under Control provides an exclusive insight into nuclear power across Germany. With images that hover between science fiction and industry – of control rooms, fuel rods and storage shafts inside nuclear power plants – the film bears witness to the monstrous technology and the utopian project of nuclear energy. Interviews with employees and managers about security procedures and safety measures, their relationship to the villagers and past experiences of near accidents reveal the real challenges and enormous effort that nuclear power demands from humankind. Under Control gives ample time to observe and reflect upon the history and safety of atomic energy without imposing an opinion of its own. The film’s timing allowed it to play an important role in the debates around Germany’s decision to scrap nuclear power by 2022. Directed by Volker Sattel.
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