Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • 2010
  • Finland
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jalmari Helander
  • Cast: Tommi Korpela, Per Christian Ellefsen, Jorma Tommila, Jonathan Hutchings, Onni Tommila, Risto Salmi, Peeter Jakobi, Rauno Juvonen, Ilmari Järvenpää
  • Language: Finnish, English
  • Website: www.rareexportsmovie.com

Off-the-wall yuletide horror starring Jakobi as a Father Christmas you really wouldn't wish to find up your chimney. Corporate excavations in the north of Finland unwittingly awaken the original Santa (unluckily, an ancient and murderous demon) and when local children start to disappear, only youngster Pietari (Tommila) has an inkling of what's going on.

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"Not all Christmas stories are laced with sugar plum faires and tales of kindness. Some feature a very differnet kind of Christmas spirit. One that will really make you ask yourelves; Do i beleive in Santa Claus? On the eve of Christmas a young boy sets out to discover the truth behind several strange goings on in his small isolated village. Why have all the reindeer been slaughtered? Who took all the hairdryers and radiators? And, most terrifiingly of all, where have all the children gone? Tinged with black comedy that only the scandinavians know how to deliver, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale returns to Studio 74 and offres a welcome alternative that is destined to become the perfect Christmas cult film!"

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

30 Nov 20104 stars

Finnish off-the-wall horror fantasy explores wild side of St Nicholas folklore

From Finland comes this bizarre Christmas tale, an off-the-wall horror fantasy pitched halfway between The Polar Express and Let the Right One In. Evil Father Christmases are a rarely mined cinematic seam, but not since Edmund Purdom tracked down a…

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