Michael Madsen
Into Eternity
Part of
Into Eternity

Into Eternity

Michael Madsen

75 min.
Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Italy
Subtitles: Spanish

The first permanent nuclear cemetery is being built in Finland, but where is the security of the next generations?


Michael Madsen
Executive Production
Lise Lense-Møller, Sami Jahnukainen, Kristina Åberg
Nicolai Linck, Øivind Weingaarde
Docs Barcelona Distribution
Global HDTV, Yleisradio, Film Väst, Sveriges Television, Magic Hour Films ApS, Atmo Media Network
Michael Madsen, Jesper Bergmann
Heikki Färm
Karsten Fundal
Daniel Dencik, Stefan Sundlöf

Every day around the world, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste generated by nuclear power plants are deposited in makeshift warehouses, which are vulnerable to natural or man-made disasters.

Currently, Finland's first permanent nuclear cemetery is being built through a complex system of underground tunnels carved out of a solid rock subsoil. Once the waste is stored, the facilities have to close and never reopen again, or at least until after 100,000 years, because during this large period of time, the waste continues to be dangerous. But are we able to assure it? How can we warn our descendants that the lethal residues are there?

About the direction
Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen


Michael Madsen is a conceptual artist and director of the multiple award-winning “Into Eternity” (20...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2010
Docs del Mes · January
Edició 2011

Awards and festivals

Audience Award · DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival)
Denmark, 2009
Panasonic Green Award · Planete Doc Review
Poland, 2010
Gran Prix · Visions du Reel
Switzerland, 2010
Festival des Libertés
Belgium, 2010
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This film is about your legacy. If you want to see the future, you want to see this movie.

— Jennifer Merin · About.com

Directed by Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen with grace and deep curiosity, "Into Eternity" is better than timely.

— Lisa Kennedy · Denver Post

Into Eternity is a documentary that may look like a science fiction movie, but it ends up more of a horror film.

— Tom Long · Detroit News
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