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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
6.4 Rating
(252 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Onni Tommila

Onni Tommila

Pietari Kontio
Jorma Tommila

Jorma Tommila

Rauno Kontio
Rauno Juvonen

Rauno Juvonen

Piiparinen
Peeter Jakobi

Peeter Jakobi

Pietari's Elf
Jonathan Hutchings

Jonathan Hutchings

Brian Greene


Written by (View all)
Jalmari Helander

Jalmari Helander

(written by)
Juuso Helander

Juuso Helander



Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale Videos

Trailer

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Rare Exports Finnish Teaser Trailer (english)

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Rare Exports Finnish Trailer (english)

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Macabre, peculiar alternative Xmas film

2 years, 5 months ago at Dec 19 10:55
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"We are standing on the biggest burial mountain in the world..."

Over the years, filmmakers have inundated us with movies depicting Santa Claus as a jolly old fat man who delivers presents to all the boys and girls around the world. However, 2010's contentedly macabre Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale proposes that this fictionalised "Coca-Cola Santa" was invented to cover up who Santa... read more
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In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
Release date: 2 December 2010
Finland (14), Finnish (13), Christmas (12), 2010s (9), Fantasy (8), Horror (8), 2010 (6), Santa Claus (5), Mystery (4), Santa (3), Thriller (3), Norway (3), Comedy (3), Sweden (2), France (2), Not Foreign (1), Swedish (1), OIFF10 (1), Norwegian (1), Mockumentary (1)
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PvtCaboose91 posted a review 2 years, 5 months ago

Macabre, peculiar alternative Xmas film

“"We are standing on the biggest burial mountain in the world..."

Over the years, filmmakers have inundated us with movies depicting Santa Claus as a jolly old fat man who delivers presents to all the boys and girls around the world. However, 2010's contentedly macabre Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale proposes that this fictionalised "Coca-Cola Santa" was invented to cover up who Santa really was: a horrifying, horned half-man/half-beast. A sort of Finnish-made Gremlins for the 21st Century, this tremendously peculiar horror/fantasy/dark comedy presents an entirely original take on the Christmas mythos, representing the perfect antithesis to the type of traditional holiday films to which we have become accustomed (and have grown sick of). Even if the picture only scratches the surfa” read more

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"Second Viewing "We are standing on the biggest burial mountain in the world..." Thoughts: It was great to revisit this for the first time since February, this is a really weird, alternative and brilliantly original Christmas movie. Full review here"


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"15.8 Odotin tältä paljon enemmän omaperäisen ideansa takia, mutta pätkä jää lähinnä parhaiten mieleen uskomattoman paskoista lasten roolisuorituksista ja todella isosta hukatusta potentiaalista. Alkuun leffa lähtee ihan kiinnostavasti liikkeelle ja katsojaa vallitsee mukava odottava tunnelma, harmi että tämä tunnelma jatkuu oikeastaan läpi koko elokuvan ja tuntuu, että leffa ei lähde missään vaiheessa oikeastaaan kunnolla käyntiin ja tarinakin jää vain suht ennalta-arvatta"


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" Essentially how I felt by the end of it Netflix Instant I remember being told that this was a horror movie at some point. But no horror ever really happens. It's more like a dark fantasy. Or wait, maybe a family film. Actually this movie is really uneven and doesn't seem to know what it is, which is a big part of the problem. Another big problem: A lot of things that occur in the film just... don't make any sense. No sense at all, really. It's too bad because the cast was pretty good (at le"


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"16.4 DVD Itseasiassa minusta tuntuu että elokuvan ideasta voisi saada jotain irtikin, mutta tässä se on jätetty aika vihjailuksi ja loppu on jo viimeistään ihan täysi pohjanoteeraus. Ja voi kun on muuten mainoita lapsinäyttelijöitä taas vaihteeksi. Toisaalta tästä olisi voinut hyvin tulla vieläkin muka-hauskempaa ja tylsempää hassuttelua, vaikka nytkään ei onnistuttu kovinkaan erikoisesti millään tasolla. "


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"16.4. DVD. Sietämättömiä kakaroita ja tylsiä vitsejä. Tappajajoulupukki on toki ihan omaperäinen idea, mutta ei ole ikinä henkilökohtaisesti sen suuremmin huvittanut. Laimea maku jäi suuhun. En keksi mitään hyvää sanottavaa, mutta jostain syystä en voi antaa tälle kahta tähteä vähempää. En tiedä miksi."


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"3.1 A finnish way to make a disturbignly entertaining christmas film "


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"2.1. Vuoden 2010 kiintoisin jouluelokuva jäi ilmestymisvuonna näkemättä, mikä sitten oli tarkoitus paikata dvd-katselulla seuraavan joulun alla. Sekin unohtui, mutta onneksi leffassa toivotetaan myös "aivan vitun railakasta uutta vuotta". Viimeisen puolen tunnin aikana saa parit kunnon räkänaurut ja oikein tyylitietoisen käänteen Cokis-pukin imagoon, mutta leffan metrin mittaisena kompastuskivenä on aivan käsittämättömän huono lapsipäähahmo. Leffoissa useimmiten lapsihahmojen "


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"1 En pitänyt lapsipääosan näyttelijästä. Jostain syystä hiukan ärsyttävä. Muuten mainio."


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""We have Santa Clause." Directed by: Jalmari Helander Starring: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Per Christian Ellefsen Rating: 7/10 Cool, and original premise that could have been taken a little bit further. "


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