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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Overview


Genre

Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date

December 03, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

100 min.

Studio

Oscilloscope Laboratories

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jalmari Helander

Producer

Anna Bjork, Francois-Xavier Frantz, Petri Jokiranta

Screenwriter

Jalmari Helander

Starring

  • Tommi Korpela
  • Per Christian Ellefsen
  • Jorma Tommila
  • Jonathan Hutchings
  • Peeter Jakobi
  • Onni Tommila
  • Rauno Juvonen
  • Ilmari Jarvenpaa

Story


It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..wicked fun in the manner of a 21st century Grimm's fairy tale..”
by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic.com]
“..an interesting cult movie that ends up marooned between black comedy and horror..”
by Christopher Tookey [Daily Mail]
“..a playful ode to the underlying creepiness of jolly Christmas cheer..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]