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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
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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


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Jalmari Helander Jalmari Helander
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Juuso Helander Juuso Helander


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Macabre, peculiar alternative Xmas film

3 years, 1 month 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
Tags: Finland (15), Finnish (15), Christmas (13), Horror (11), Fantasy (10), 2010s (9), Santa Claus (6), 2010 (6), Comedy (4), Mystery (4), Santa (3), Norway (3), Thriller (3), Sweden (2), Lapland (2), France (2), Electric Fence (1), Winter (1), Sounds Interesting (1), Melting Ice (1)
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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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