It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isnít the one you want coming to town! When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his father Rauno (Jorma Tommila), 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. Written and directed by Jalmari Helander, who expands on his hit short films "Rare Exports, Inc." and "Rare Exports, Inc.—Safety Instructions." (Partially subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Jalmari Helander

Cast:

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

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 20mins

Release Year:

2010

Country Of Origin:

Finland/Norway/France/Sweden