Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

December 2, 2010 0 By Fans
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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 Year: 2010

Rating: 6.8/10 (8,244 voted)

Critic's Score: 71/100

Jalmari Helander

Stars: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Onni Tommila

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…

Writers: Jalmari Helander, Jalmari Helander


Onni Tommila

Pietari Kontio

Jorma Tommila

Rauno Kontio

Tommi Korpela


Rauno Juvonen


Per Christian Ellefsen


Ilmari Järvenpää


Peeter Jakobi

Pietari's Elf

Jonathan Hutchings

Brian Greene

Risto Salmi


Jens Sivertsen

Main Elf

Sigmund Bøe

Main Elf

Olav Pedersen

Main Elf

Nils M. Iselvmo

Main Elf

Steinar Skogstad


Nils Nymo


This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus


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Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 2 December 2010

Box Office Details

Budget: €1,948,000


Opening Weekend: $9,000
(5 December 2010)
(1 Screen)

Gross: $263,210
(23 January 2011)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


There are no women in this film. All of the on-screen actors are male.


After hanging on to the net for almost the entire helicopter ride with bare hands, suddenly Pietari is wearing gloves.

User Review

Dark, But Highly Entertaining Christmas Film

Rating: 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!