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Into Eternity (2010)

Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (original title)
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A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

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Michael Madsen
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm
Mikael Jensen Mikael Jensen
Berit Lundqvist Berit Lundqvist
Michael Madsen Michael Madsen ... Self
Wendla Paile Wendla Paile
Esko Roukola Esko Roukola
Sami Savonrinne Sami Savonrinne
Timo Seppälä Timo Seppälä
Juhani Vira Juhani Vira
Peter Wikberg Peter Wikberg
Timo Äikäs Timo Äikäs ... Self
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Storyline

The subject of "Into Eternity" is Onkalo, the Finnish government's attempt to solve its nuclear waste problem by carving a vast, 4km-deep bunker out of solid rock to bury it in for at least the next 100,000 years. However, the film's focus is bigger. Instead of looking for cover-ups and conspiracies at the site, Madsen uses the existence of Onkalo to create a hauntingly beautiful meditation on the mortality of our civilization, asking the question: what do we say about ourselves when we create something that will outlast everything we understand? That may be the last thing that remains of our society? Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Denmark | Finland | Sweden | Italy

Language:

English | Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

6 January 2010 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR668,952 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,530, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:

$55,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,366
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to high-level waste problems, there are numerous examples of existing disposal sites containing low level waste which have been leaking radiation into the environment. Drigg in the UK and CSM in LeHague, France being just two. No guarantees can be given that waste will remain isolated from the environment over the tens to hundreds of thousands of years. There is no 100 % reliable method to warn future generations about the existence of nuclear waste dumps. An example of where industry plans, to safely store nuclear waste, have been exposed as flawed is the proposed dump site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, US. After nearly 20 years of research and billions of dollars of investment, not one gram of spent fuel has been shipped to the site from nuclear reactors across the US. Major uncertainties in the geological suitability for waste disposal at the site remain. In the meantime, most nuclear power plants in the United States have resorted to the indefinite on-site dry cask storage of waste in steel and concrete casks. See more »

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Berit Lundqvist: If you want to take the people of China and India to the same level as the western countries in the next 20 years you'd have to start three new nuclear reactors every day.
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Written and performed by Karsten Fundal
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Amazing visuals and sound merged with an intense documentary
24 November 2011 | by das_leichsiSee all my reviews

okay, I'm a huge fan of documentaries, but Into Eternity is just a killer.

It's not the fact that it is well grounded and has it's facts together.

what really really hit me was the visual work combined with the music. this documentary is now my most favorite Sci-Fi film. the scenes are disturbingly furturistic with a mix of post-apocalyptic elements. you feel a constant threat looming over your head while watching this amazingly beautiful film. time unfolds as Madsen leads you into a project that wants to endure longer than the modern man. and for the first time in my life I felt really small and grabbed the scope of the world we're living in. 100.000 years is an awful long time, and it is a bold move to try to achieve something this lasting.

watch the film, relax and let it just take you away for 90 minutes. I dó not regret it. and I'm definitely going to see it again. and again. and again


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