Rare exports a Christmas tale
|Language and/or Subtitles:||Finnish|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
SummaryYoung Pietari lives with his stern reindeer-herding father Rauno in arctic Finland. On the eve of Christmas, an enormous excavation at a nearby mountain disturbs the locals and captures Pietari's curiosity. When Rauno's reindeer herd is mysteriously slain and the children in town go missing, Pietari realizes that the dig has unearthed the evil Santa Claus of local lore, who no one wants coming to town. Pietari's father rounds up a posse and captures the nightmarish creature in an attempt to sell him to the misguided leader sponsoring the dig. But Santa's freakish elves will stop at nothing to free their freeless leader, and what ensues is a bizarre holiday adventure that tests the bond between father and son and pits man against mythology.
-- (Fictitious character)
Santa Claus -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Reindeer herding -- Finland -- Drama.
Reindeer herding -- Drama.
Foreign films -- Finland.
|Publisher|| [New York?] :Oscilloscope Laboratories,2011
Helander, Jalmari, 1976-
Ellefsen, Per Christian, 1954-
Korpela, Tommi, 1968-
Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Per Christian Ellefsen, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen, Ilmari Jarvenpää, Peeter Jakobi, Jonathan Hutchings, Risto Salmi.
Director of photography, Mika Orasmaa ; editor Kimmo Taavila ; music, Juri Seppä & Miska Seppä.
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity and language.
In Finnish with some English; with optional subtitles in English and optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired.
Title from container.
Based on an original idea by The Helander Brothers.
DVD release of the 2010 motion picture.
Special features: two short prequels: Rare exports, inc. (2003) and Rare exports inc., the official safety instructions (2005) ; making-of featurette ; concept art ; animatics and computer effects video comparison ; behind the scenes photo gallery ; original theatrical trailer from Finland.
DVD; region 0; NTSC; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround and stereo.
Locarno Film Festival, Variety Piaza Grande Award (2010); Sitges Film Festival, Best Film, Best Director (2010).
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.