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Friday, December 16, 2011


Since it the Holidays and I haven’t been here in awhile, I thought I would review a new Christmas movie that I really liked. I think I had said once before somewhere that only foreign filmmakers have original ideas. And if I did film once again proves the point that I am correct.

This film, from 2010, is called RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE. It’s very cool, Funny, Creepy, Scary and Smart really really Smart. I rented the DVD through Netflix, of course, which is pretty much what I use to see any movie that I can’t find anywhere else. But it is also available on Video On Demand,

On Christmas Eve in Finland a corporate archeological team has unearthed Santa Claus, but this isn’t the Jolly Ole’ St Nick, we all know and love.  

After Mr. Claus has been dug up all the children in the small town seem to disappear, well all except for Pietari (Onni Tommila). The people of the village capture Santa and decide to hold him for ransom.

This is all I’m going to tell you because the movie is a lot of fun.

It does use a lot of things from the original folklore of Santa Claus, which are very clever and like I said above, really smart. Now I love movies but I usually can see some twist coming a mile away. This one threw for such a loop I smiled with joy right to the very end. It wasn’t a closed mouth smile, mind you, but a “fuck ya that was awesome smile”.

The movie is great to look at beautiful, and the location where they shot is epic. The actors were great, I love movies where you believe the characters 100%.  Actually I think the kid and the actor who played his father are actually father and son in real life. At least that’s the gist I get from looking up on IMDB.

Also as a bonus on the DVD are two awesome Rare Export shorts that were made in 2003 and 2005. WATCH THE MOVIE FIRST or else you see the spoilers of the feature film. In the shorts are the cast members from the feature, and they are still great.

Also it’s one of those movies that begs for a sequel even though it is really not needed.

Rent it for the Holidays and you won’t be disappointed

Check out the trailer below