Enjoyable christmas comedy horror. Digging up Santa was a bad idea. An xmas classic now.
almost 2 years
Who is paying $85,000 for a Santa Claus?
almost 2 years
a fun, well made, Christmas horror. I did not see the ending coming.
An interesting blend of deadpan humor and horror, a fun film, especially for the holidays.
almost 6 years
Enjoyable combination of daft and dark. The mythology could have been explored a bit more.
Starts well, with a story that pulls you in, but at end you wonder "why did I watch this?"
over 6 years
A good Finnish film. Horror Christmas story about the real Santa...
almost 7 years
Nice idea, not very well executed.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a 2010 Finnish fantasy film directed by Jalmari Helander about people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the secret behind Santa Claus. The film is based on a 2003 short film "Rare Exports Inc." by Jalmari and Juuso Helander.
The film focuses on a group of local reindeer herders whose Christmas is disturbed by excavations on the mountain. A scientist has ordered a team of workers to dig open what he calls "the largest burial mound in the world". An explosive used by the team uncovers what is referred to as a "sacred grave". However, the occupant of the grave is still alive. Soon, the reindeer important to the local people are mysteriously killed, and children and supplies begin to disappear from the town. It emerges that the occupant is the source of the original Santa Claus myth; a supernatural being who, rather than rewarding good children, punishes the naughty. One family, however, manages to catch the culprit in a trap, and plans...