Everything´s Under Control

A film about surveillance, big data and privacy (2015, 90 min)

Trailer (German)


Facebook, Amazon and Google provide us with around the clock access to the convinient digital world! Surveillance cameras on the streets take care of our security. But who actually collects our fingerprints, iris scans, online shopping preferences, and social media posting? Don´t we care about our privacy anymore? 

In his unique charming and curious way filmmaker Werner Boote travels around the world to explore the "brave new world" of total control.


  • Panopticum Cuba
  • Sir David Omand, GCHQ (intelligence and security organisation to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom)
  • Zygmunt Bauman, philosopher
  • monitoring center, Hong Kong
  • Harper Reed, entrepreneur
  • unique identification authority of India
  • Werner Boote in Las Vegas
  • animation
  • Werner Boote in Chicago
  • Mikko Hyppönen, computer security expert


filming locations

USA, UK, China, India, Hongkong, Austria, Cuba


Jacob Appelbaum, Emma Carr, Sir David Omand, Steve Wright, Bruce Schneier, Mikko Hyppönen, Eric Pan, Zygmunt Bauman, Harper Reed, BELO and many more


english, german, english with various subtitles

other film titles

Alles unter Kontrolle, Nos vigilan (Spanish)

theatrical premiere

Vienna 25 Dec. 2015


Feb 8th 2017, Primetime on ORF

production company

NGF Geyrhalterfilm

world sales

NGF Geyrhalterfilm 



Director: Werner Boote • Photography: Dominik Spritzendorfer, Mario Hötschl • Sound: Andreas Hamza • Editing: Emily Artmann, Gernot Grassl • Music: Marcus Nigsch • Sounddesign: Thomas Pötz, Sebastian Watzinger • Production Manager: Michael Meisterhofer • Executive Producer: Markus Glaser • Producers: Markus Glaser, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Michael Kitzberger • Production: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH • With support of: Austrian Film Institute, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, Vienna Film Fund, Filmlocation Austria



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