"A Finnish horror comedy about a very bad Santa." - Jason Anderson, Moviefone.ca
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! A film for those who think they don't believe in Santa Claus any more.
In 2003, Finnish director Jalmari Helander made a zany short film about smugglers in the business of hunting Santa Claus, and inadvertently created a viral sensation. The short, “Rare Exports Inc.,”
and its 2005 follow-up, “Rare Exports: The Official Safety Instructions,” contained a playfully inventive hook: Helander imagined Santa as a naked, bloodthirsty species far from the charitable bearded gentlemen of Christmas lore. Captured and tamed, Santas could be shipped to consumers each Christmas season and delight clueless children around the globe. Seven years later, he has taken the inevitable next step with “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale,” a feature-length adaptation of the material.