Into Eternity
Into Eternity (2011)

Onkalo (Finnish for "hiding place") is under construction: it's a cavernous world of tunnels and corridors, a permanent storage facility for nuclear waste, meant to last 100,000 years (that's 20 times as long as the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 2, 2011
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Tom Long
Detroit News

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

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Madsen's ominous work is reminiscent, stylistically, of Kubrick's masterworks 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980) in its visual precision and chilly environs.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Madsen, whose symmetrical compositions and slo-mo shots of uniformed workers have a quality of Kubrickian sci-fi, frames the film as a message to the future.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Into Eternity provides few solutions regarding the estimated 200,000 to 300,000 tons of N-waste lying around the world, but it does alert us to potentially devastating consequences. Will we heed the warning?

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

Into Eternity may be the most honest, as well as the most beautiful, documentary you've ever seen.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

In a deceptively low-key manner, Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen has beautifully crafted one of the most provocative movies of the year.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

More like a troubling dream, or outtakes from an abandoned David Lynch project, than a conventional documentary.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Finland leads in storing nuclear waste, and what a long strange trip it will be

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"Into Eternity" is a thought provoking documentary about the excavation of Onkalo, a nuclear waste disposal site buried 500 meters into bedrock in… More

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