Michael Madsen

2009 75 min.

Original Version in English with Catalan or Spanish subtitles

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Technical specs

    • Direction and script: Michael Madsen
    • Head cameraman: Heikki Färm F.S.C
    • Edition: Daniel Dencik, Stefan Sundlöf
    • Production: Lise Lense-Møller
    • Sound: Nicolai Linck, Øivind Weingaarde
    • Suitable for all audiences



Every day, in the whole radioactive world, big quantities of high-level residues generated by the nuclear power stations settle in provisional stores, which are vulnerable to natural catastrophes or to disasters provoked by the man. In these moments in Finland there is constructed the first nuclear permanent cemetery across a complex system of underground tunnels carved in a subsoil of solid rock. Once the residues are stored, the facilities must be sealed and never be opened again, or at least up to spent 100.000 years, since it is the time that the residues continue being dangerous. But, are we capable of assuring it? How can we warn to our descendants that the lethal residues are there?

About direction (Michael Madsen)

Michael Madsen nació en 1971 y es director de cine y artista conceptual.
Director de varios documentales, ha ganado algunos premios con To Damascus – A Film on Interpretation (2005). Fundador y líder artístico de la instalación Sound/Gallery en la plaza del Ayuntamiento de Copenhague, Madsen ha sido profesor invitado en The Royal Danish Academy of Art,  The Danish Film School, y The Danish School of Design.
Michael Madsen was born in 1971 and he is the director of cinema and conceptual artist. The director of several documentaries, has gained some prizes with To Damascus - To Film on Interpretation (2005). Founder and artistic leader of the installation Sound/Gallery in the square of the Town hall of Copenhagen, Madsen has been a teacher invited in The Royal Danish Academy of Art, The Danish Film School, and The Danish School of Design.

Awards & Festivals

  • DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. Prize of the public. Denmark, 2009
  • Planete Doc Review. I reward Panasonic Green. Poland, 2010
  • Visions du Reel. Great Prix. Switzerland, 2010
  • Festival des Libertés. Belgium, 2010