Gearing up for Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, an Amblin-esque children’s horror tale that arrives in theaters December 3 from Oscilloscope Laboratories, the first ever clip has made its way online and can be viewed inside. The 3-minute long sneak peak shows some wizened Finnish hunters discovering that someone – or something – has been out and about in the deep snow. The deer have paid the price. The film is for those who think they don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore and focuses in the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
“It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an “archeological” dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.”
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