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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
★★★★☆
Run Time: 1h 24m
Released: 2010
Reviewed: 13 Dec 2015
Viewed: 406 ¦  Comments
Category: Reviews, Adventure, Fantasy, Holiday, Horror
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  

Year: 2010
Directed By: Jalmari Helander
Starring: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

What would happen if the stories of Santa Claus and Krampus got mixed up? If Santa was a Christmas demon who came for your naughty children…

I really liked this story. The gritty reimagining of the classic fable of Santa, brought to a small village on the northern region of the Finland/Russian border, seemed very realistic to me. I’ve watched reality TV shows about living in the arctic circle (mostly Canada/Alaska), and it was very much as depicted in this movie.

The only real issue I had was the concept of selling Santa and his Elves for a profit, at the end of the movie… I mean, who would honestly purchase them?

For fans of Horror, I cannot recommend this movie enough. Well done, Norwegians… well done indeed.

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