We reported on the Finnish movie Rare Exports at the beginning of December in the post We have SANTA CLAUS. At the time I didn’t know much about the movie. Today – with holiday down time I decided to do a little research. Still no idea where I can see it but I was able to find it on IMDB and save it to Netflix for whenever it comes to DVD. Here is the description:
Director Jalmari Helander expands his award-winning shorts for this unusual Christmas story set in the frozen beauty of Finland, where local reindeer herders race against the clock to capture an ancient evil: Santa Claus. Single father Rauno and his young son, Pietari, are caught up in the chaos as international scientists dig for artifacts. What they find endangers the entire village.
It didn’t take long to find the shorts on YouTube and I’ve posted them after the jump. They are NSFW and probably not safe for kids or anyone expecting a fat man in a red suit to climb down their chimney in 12 hours or so. That being said – it definitely makes me want to find this movie in a theater. Looks like it could be the best Christmas movie since Die Hard.
If you are looking for a location update on the real Santa Claus go here.