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Film Info
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Film Information

Exhibition Title Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Original Title Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
English Title Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Director Jalmari Helander
Year 2010
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 82'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Per Christian Ellefsen, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Jalmari Helander
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Mika Orasmaa
  • Edición / Editing: Kimmo Taavila
  • Producción / Producer: Petri Jokiranta, François-Xavier Frantz
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Cinet, Pomor Film, Love Streams, Agnes B Production, Davaj Film, Filmcamp, Filmpool Nord
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The week before Christmas, little Pietari was alone with his father –who happened to own a reindeer slaughterhouse– when he found out the truth about Santa Claus. But the real truth; not that other one that says that the man with the presents is a fantasy invented by us, or by a certain soft drink. No. What Pietari finds in the camp set by American scientists to explore the surroundings of his home is double and, somehow, complimentary: a) Santa Claus is not fat and b) Santa Claus is not nice, either. In this prequel of his previous short films (the multi-awarded Rare Exports, Inc. and Rare Exports: Official Safety Instructions, which have more than a million viewers on YouTube), Finnish filmmaker Jalmari Helander leaves aside the comic emphasis and builds a dry cold horror story that’s set in the darkest and more twisted side of the parody genre. The one you hope will eventually relax and release some tension, which rarely happens.


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