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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Finland, Norway, France, Sweden, 2010, 84 mins. Dir. Jalmari Helander
Finnish with English subtitles
Have a night off from Christmas cheer… Visit our Grotty Grotto and watch this brilliantly macabre horror comedy.
Don’t believe in Santa Claus? You will after this.
On Christmas Eve in a small town in northern Finland strange things are taking place. Reindeer are being slaughtered, children are going missing and mysterious explosions are occurring within the heart of the nearby mountains.
When a young local boy named Pietari takes it upon himself to investigate he discovers the truth about the Christmas legend. The tomb of Santa Claus has been uncovered and he has escaped. Pietari must forget everything he previously believed about Santa Claus and work with the town’s reindeer herders to capture the monstrous evil Santa, much unlike the one of children’s dreams.
Nestle into Studio 74 with some mulled wine and feast your eyes on this festive Nordic delight.