Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale Synopsis
Summary: 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.
Watch the Official Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale trailer here:
Directed by Jalmari Helander.
Story by Jalmari Helander and Juuso Helander.
Screenplay by Jalmari Helander.
Produced by Petri Jokiranta.
Distributed by FS Film Oy (Finland);
Oscilloscope Laboratories (Canada, USA);
Icon Entertainment International (UK/Australia).
Studios by Agnès b. Productions.
Music by Juri Seppä.
Cinematography by Mika Orasmaa.
Editing by Kimmo Taavila.
Starring Tommi Korpela, Per Christian Ellefsen, Ville Virtanen, Jorma Tommila, Jonathan Hutchings, Onni Tommila, Risto Salmi, Peeter Jakobi, Rauno Juvonen, Ilmari Järvenpää.
Release date(s) December 03, 2010
Santa Claus, who doesn't know that old jolly old man of pure goodness? If there is something that the Film Industry is good at, it's creating new ways to mess those concepts up for everyone's entertainment and satisfaction. What can you say about this trailer and the concept of a demonic killing Claus?
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