Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Synopsis: On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there's Santa's elves, who are determined to free their leader...
Director(s): Jalmari Helander
Production: Oscilloscope Pictures
  12 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

Aren't you going to open it?


Tape these on your bum.

Are you serious?

How do I look?

Like a kid in a diaper.

You brought me here just for this?


The real Santa was totally different.

The Coca- Cola Santa is just a hoax.

These are from some fairytale.

This isn't.

- What is this?

- Proof that some fairy tales are true.

What am I looking at here?

The real Santa Claus.

He tears naughty kids to pieces.

Not even their skeletons are left.

How did he end up there?

The Sami people got angry

and lured him onto the ice.

The ice broke under him.

The lake froze solid and Santa was trapped.

Come summer,

they dug out the huge ice block...

and buried it under a sky- high pile of rocks.

- And it became Korvatunturi Mountain?

- Yep.

You're such an idiot.

When did you last get smacked?

When I was little, I guess.

Do you think we should confess?

Listen, you brat.

You have any idea what your dad will do...

when he hears that those reindeer died

because of you?

Are you making gingerbreads?

Are you hungry?


Were you playing hockey?

No, it's just this game we play.

Pretty rough game?


These are good.

Just like Mum used to make them.

I'm glad to hear it.

Dad, what if l didn't exist?

What do you mean?

If l disappeared.

You should disappear...

to your bed. It's late.

Dad, do you think I've been good?

All good boys are in bed by now.

Merry Christmas, Dad.

Merry Christmas, Pietari.


Stay there. I have to check it.

Do you think this is funny?

I almost got killed.

You are not going skating now!

You're grounded this Christmas.

I have to wee.

Come on, Vuppe. Let's go out.

Dad! Dad!

- What is it?

- The bait's gone!

Careful now.

Stay there.

Did you hear me?


Some kind of bird.

What is it?

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Jalmari Helander

Jalmari Helander (born 21 July 1976, Helsinki) is a Finnish screenwriter and film director. He is known for the 2010 film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and the 2014 action-adventure Big Game starring Samuel L. Jackson. Before turning to feature films, Helander directed several short films and award-winning television commercials. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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