Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

    Tagline: He knows if you've been naughty. He knows if you've been nice. And he doesn't give a sh*t.

    AKA: Trasporto eccezionale - Un racconto di Natale / Rare Exports / Père Noël Origines

Directing:
  • Jalmari Helander

Writing:
  • Jalmari Helander
  • Juuso Helander

Release Date: 2010-12-03
  • Country: Finland | Norway | France | Sweden
  • Language: finnish | english
  • Runtime: 84
  • Budget: $1.948.000

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Jalmari Helander

Director/Writer (based on the original idea by, screenplay)

Juuso Helander

Writer (based on the original idea by)

Petri Jokiranta

Writer (dramaturge)/Producer

Sami Parkkinen

Writer (dramaturge)

Agnès B.

Producer

Anna Björk

Line producer/Producer

Tomi Nieminen

Post-production producer

Mika Orasmaa

Cinematography

Kimmo Taavila

Film Editing

Elisabeth Lusie Haugan

Makeup Department

Salla Yli-Luopa

Makeup Department

Dan Erik Heggelund

Special Effects

Hugo Kiekeben

Visual Effects

Raine Kuusi

Visual Effects

Teemu Kutvonen

Visual Effects

Ville Vaajakallio

Visual Effects

Juri Seppä

Composer

Villy Indal

First assistant director

Nina Erdahl

Second assistant director

Rauno Juvonen

Piiparinen

Knut Osa Greger

Cargo Santa

Kjell Tore Nordli

Helicopter Pilot

Peeter Jakobi

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