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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
6.4 Rating
(246 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

1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 19 10:55
3 votes
"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), Horror (8), Fantasy (8), 2010 (6), Santa Claus (5), Mystery (4), Santa (3), Thriller (3), Norway (3), Comedy (3), Sweden (2), France (2), Santa Calus (1), Lapland (1), Nordic (1), 84 Min (1), Europa (1)
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"Talking about disappointments oh boy this movie sucked rectum. Hard. And the kid was unbelievably stupid and annoying, fucking snotnose. And I'm sure the dad and the kid are into some kinky spanking games. Jesus, I hope I don't have to watch this shit ever again, 1 star."


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"12/16 Synopsis:A group of local reindeer herders living near the Korvatunturi mountain discover the secret behind Santa Claus. This movie isn't a comedy but it had me cracking up in places. It's not that it's funny, it's simply surprisingly outrageous and damned good, with fine acting all around. Excavations in the mountains unearth a legendary secret, and what a secret it is! I don't know if I'll ever think of Santa Claus (or his helpers) in the same way ever again. ;) I loved it!!!"


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"Most Christmassy Moment: True to legend, the 'real' Santa cares if you're naughty or nice... but only because he kills anyone who falls into the former category."


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"Forget what you may have learned about Santa's origins in the Santa Claus Is Coming To Town tv special. This movie shows that St. Nick started out more as a punishing vigilante whose purpose was rooted in a dark quest for justice against those youngins who ended up on the naughty list. Back then, it was the bad kids who had to "put one foot in front of the other" as they ran like hell if they wanted even the slimmest chance of living long enough to see the New Year. "


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"Watched on: 5/21/13 I've heard so many great things about this film, sadly it was a complete bore. It's well made and the acting is good but I simply couldn't get into the story."


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"This is an imaginative and quirky tale that poses the question "what if Santa Claus is real and not anything like the jolly Coca Cola Santa Claus?" What if Santa is actually an ancient demon or monster, and his elves are Golem-wannabes? What if Santa had been buried by the Sami people of Finland and was waiting to be excavated? How much would Santa, or even his creepy little "elves", go for? Got the idea? That is "Rare Exports". I felt like I was missing out on a huge chunk of the movie. I even "


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" TV (RECORDED TO DVR) / New to me Date watched: 11th January, 2013 Project: No project Why?: Recorded this over the Christmas holidays. Only getting around to it now. Director: Jalmari Helander Thoughts: It was ok. I'm sure a lot of the humour was lost in translation for me. The Bechdel Test = FAIL | Two Women = No | Talking = no | About a man = no | Are there any women in this one? "


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"27th of December, Digibox Pettymys suhteellisen koviin odotuksiin nähden. Muuten ihan hyvä ja poikkeuksellinen tekele suomalaisen elokuvan mittapuulla, mutta kokonaisuudesta paistaa läpi ohjaajan kokemattomuus sekä liiallinen epävarmuus. Tarinaltaan ja henkilöhahmoiltaan Rare Exports jää liian etäiseksi, vaikka potentiaalia on hurjasti. Juoni tarjoaa muuten virkistävän poikkeuksen ja hieman erilaisen tarinan Joulupukista. Huumoripuolesta löytyy niin kulahtaneita että toimiviakin vi"


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"Watched: 22.12.2012 ( Yle 2 ) Todella omalaatuinen idea ja hienot lapin maisemat tekevät tässtä hyvän elokuvan näin joulun alla. ja kuten tommi korpela sanoo : hyvä joulua ja vittun hyvä uutta vuotta. "


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"22.12. TV No täähän oli ihan törkeen kova! Onko missään muussa suomalaisessa leffassa kuultu näin monia ja kovia one-linereita ku tässä? Tuskin. Ihan helvetin loistava leffa. Varmaankin paras joululeffa mitä olen koskaan katsonut. Tommi Korpela ja Jorma Tommila on kyl suomen kovimmat äijät."


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PvtCaboose91 posted a review 1 year, 9 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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