Under Control shows the human action from the insect's level. A A A botanical garden is an artificial nature-like installation where each room has its own microclimate. Despite human attempts to control the environment, pests are spreading and eating the plants all over the garden. The gardeners are fighting against the pests with cryptobugs; thousands of ladybirds that are specially bred for killing and imported from abroad. But since cryptobugs alone don’t solve the problem, the gardeners have to rely on the help of an exterminator who kills the pests as well as all the other insects with poisons. As the remedies get harsher, the bystanders will have to face the consequences.
Ville Koskinen is a Finnish filmmaker who attempts to find fantasy elements from reality. Human interaction with other, real and imaginary life forms has been an ongoing theme in his documentary and fiction work. The French dessert éclair has a comforting effect on his mind.