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

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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.

Simon Foster

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

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

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

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