Rare Exports: A Christmas TaleDecember 2, 2010
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
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
Per Christian Ellefsen
Nils M. Iselvmo
This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus
Release Date: 2 December 2010
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $9,000
(5 December 2010)
(23 January 2011)
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.
Dark, But Highly Entertaining Christmas Film
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
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