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WORLD DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

INTO ETERNITY

Directed by Michael Madsen
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 75 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE INTO ETERNITY

With the nuclear era less than 70 years old, an estimated 300,000 tons of deadly radioactive waste already exist in the world today. Current above-ground storage facilities—subject to natural and man-made disasters—are only temporary solutions to a totally unprecedented problem. Five kilometers below the earth, the people of Finland are constructing an enormous tomb as the final resting place for their share of the waste. Dubbed "Onkalo" (Finnish for "hiding place"), the three-mile tunnel should be sealed by the year 2100 and must remain untouched for at least 100,000 years. One hundred thousand years.

In this poetic, hauntingly beautiful documentary, Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen talks with Scandinavia's top nuclear energy experts and descends into the murky tunnel with the men who blast the rock, but his treatment of this mind-bending and terrifying subject is more philosophical than academic: How far into the future does our way of life have consequences? How can we warn civilizations of the distant future that the buried treasure of our nuclear era—unlike the pyramids and great tombs of pharaohs—must never, ever be discovered?

Documentary
About the Director(s)
Michael Madsen is a Danish conceptual artist and filmmaker whose works have screened around the world. They include the award-winning documentary To Damascus and Celestial Night. He is currently developing the films The Black Forest and The Colonel.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    World Documentary Feature Competition
  • Year:
    2010
  • Length:
    75 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Screenwriter:
    Michael Madsen
  • Co-Producer:
    Sami Jahnukainen, Kristina Aberg
  • Editor:
    Daniel Dencik, Stefan Sundlof
  • Director:
    Michael Madsen
  • Producer:
    Lise Lense-Moller
  • Director of Photography:
    Heikki Farm F.S.C.

Contacts
  • Submitter
    Diana Holtzberg
    Vice President
    Films Transit International
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212 614 2808
    diana@filmstransit.com
  • Director's Manager
    Lise Lense-Moller
    Magic Hour Films
    Copenhagen N, 2200
    Phone: +45 39 64 22 84
    llm@magichourfilms.dk
  • Main Contact
    Cecilia Valsted
    Line Producer
    Copenhagen North, 2200
    Phone: 45 3964 2284
    cv@magichourfilms.dk
  • Director
    Michael Madsen
    Magic Hour Films
    Copenhagen North, 2200
    Phone: 45 3964 2284
    teleapati@soundart.dk
  • Print Origin
    John Nadai
    Films Transit
    Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8
    Phone: 1 514 844 3358
    johnnadai@filmstransit.com
  • Main Contact
    Cecilia Valsted
    Line Producer
    Copenhagen North, 2200
    Phone: 45 3964 2284
    cv@magichourfilms.dk
  • Director
    Michael Madsen
    Magic Hour Films
    Copenhagen North, 2200
    Phone: 45 3964 2284
    teleapati@soundart.dk
  • Director's Manager
    Lise Lense-Moller
    Magic Hour Films
    Copenhagen N, 2200
    Phone: +45 39 64 22 84
    llm@magichourfilms.dk
  • Submitter
    Diana Holtzberg
    Vice President
    Films Transit International
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212 614 2808
    diana@filmstransit.com
  • Print Origin
    John Nadai
    Films Transit
    Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8
    Phone: 1 514 844 3358
    johnnadai@filmstransit.com

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