Rating: 7.7/10 (441 votes)
Director: Jalmari Helander
Runtime: 84 min
Release Date: 3 December 2010 (USA) See more »
Taglines: This Christmas Everyone Will Believe In Santa Claus See more »
Writers: Jalmari Helander (idea), Jalmari Helander (screenplay), and 1 more credit »
On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there's Santa's elves, who are determined to free their leader...
Per Christian Ellefsen - Riley
Peeter Jakobi - Santa
Tommi Korpela - Amimo
Jorma Tommila - Rauno
Jonathan Hutchings - Greene
Onni Tommila - Pietari
Risto Salmi - Sheriff
Rauno Juvonen - Piiparinen
Ilmari Järvenpää - Juuso
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Official Site(s): Official site |
Dark, But Highly Entertaining Christmas Film , rated: 8/10
I just recently caught a screening of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and I was definitely not disappointed. My expectations were relatively high after having seen the two short films previously released in this series, and while this version did stray somewhat from the concepts shown in the short films, it did stay true to the overall feel of the previous incarnations.
Although this film was not particularly deep or thought provoking it was very fun to watch and highly enjoyable. Somewhat creepy in places, this was mainly played up for humorous effect and overall the film displayed a dark sense of humor quite different from any Christmas movie that I have ever seen.
I would highly recommend this film to fans of the original short films or anyone looking for something a little bit different around the holiday season!