Into eternity

Michael Madsen, Denmark, 2010

75 min.DK/Documentary

Every day, the world over, large amounts of high level radioactive waste are placed in interim storages which are vulnerable to natural or manmade disasters. In Finland the world's first permanent storage is being constructed - a huge system of underground tunnels hewn out of solid rock. It is essential that it lasts 100.000 years, as this is how long the waste remains hazardous. When the waste has been deposited, the facility will be sealed off, never to be reopened. But can we ensure that? How is it possible to warn our descendants of the waste we left behind? How can we prevent them from thinking they have found the pyramids of our time, mystical burial grounds, hidden treasures? Which languages and signs will they understand, and if they understand, will they respect our instructions?
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Original title Into Eternity
Danish title Into Eternity
Other titles Danish documentaries - selection
Keywords Waste treatment, Nuclear waste, Finland, Future-proofing, Radioactive waste
Director Michael Madsen
Screenplay Michael Madsen, Jesper Bergmann
Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Director of Photography Heikki Färm
Editor Daniel Dencik, Stefan Sundlöf
Sound Nicolai Linck, Øivind Weingaarde, Tomas Arwe
Composer Karsten Fundal
Appearance Timo Äikäs, Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen
Production country Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy
Production company Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
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Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish theatrical release 06.01.2010
Cinemas Grand, Empire samt simultant i 25 biografer landet over som den første film i DOX:BIO
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Michael Madsen


Script Michael Madsen
Script Jesper Bergmann
Script consultant Jesper Bergmann


Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Co-producer Kristina Åberg
Film consultant Lisa Ohlin
Co-producer Tomas Eskilsson
Co-producer Emilio Favali
Co-producer Sami Jahnukainen
Co-producer Giorgio Oldani
Co-producer Lisa Taube
Production manager Mahsa Malka
Production assistant Frauke Posthuma
Production assistant Cecilia Valsted
Film consultant Lisa Ohlin
Location manager Kimmo Kekkonen


Cinematography Heikki Färm
Camera assistant Mikko Missaghi
Steadicam Torben Meldgaard Andersen


Editing Daniel Dencik
Editing Stefan Sundlöf
Additional editing Christian Einshøj


Music Karsten Fundal


Sound Nicolai Linck
Sound Øivind Weingaarde
Sound Tomas Arwe
Sound consultant Peter Albrechtsen
Recording engineer Tuomas Klaavo
Recording engineer Pirkko Tiitinen

Visual effects

Colorist Rune Felix Holm


Appearance Timo Äikäs
Appearance Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm
Appearance Mikael Jensen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
IDFA Green Screen Award 2010 Amsterdam, IDFA 2010
Special Mention 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010
Special Mention 2010 Dokufest Prizren 2010
Green Award 2010 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010
Grand Prix 2010 Nyon, Visions du Réel 2010
Audience Prize 2009 CPH:DOX 2009

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 2011-11-16
Melbourne Film Festival 2011-07-21
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2011-05-12
ZagrebDox 2011-03-06
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-11-18
CPH:DOX 2010-11-04
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010-11-03
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2010-10-26
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2010-10-21
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2010-10-18
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2010-10-07
Dokufest Prizren 2010-07-31
München International Film Festival 2010-06-25
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2010-06-22
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010-05-08
Leuven, Docville 2010-05-01
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2010-04-29
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2010-04-21
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2010-04-15
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2010-01-26
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2011-06-10
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2011-03-28
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Politiken 2011-02-07
Artikel Metroexpress MetroXpress 2010-12-06
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2010-01-08
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2010-01-06
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2010-01-06
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Sophie Engberg Sonne 2010-01-05
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Uth Jensen 2009-12-31
Program - stumfilm & mikro Politiken-Fonden Marie Hjortdal 2009-12-26
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