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RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE

by Jalmari Helander

synopsis

It is the week before Christmas when young and adventurous Pietari uncovers the truth about Santa Claus. Legend has it that the jolly old man is more of a foe than a friend. A group of American scientists is also looking to uncover some facts in Pietari’s quiet rural town in northern Finland. It turns out that the most well-kept Christmas secret ever lies 500 meters below ground. They’ll unleash an unforeseen chain of events, after which Christmas will never ever be the same again.

international title: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
original title: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
country: Finland, Norway, France, Sweden
sales agent: Kinology
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Jalmari Helander
film run: 78'
release date: DK 02/12/2010, FI 03/12/2010, GB 03/12/2010, DE 23/12/2010, FR 14/12/2011
cast: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Per Christian Ellefsen, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen, Ilmari Järvenpää
cinematography by: Mika Orasmaa
film editing: Kimmo Taavila
art director: Torunn Anfinsen, Liv Ask
costumes designer: Saija Siekkinen
music: Juri Seppä, Miska Seppä
producer: Petri Jokiranta, Knut Skoglund, Francois-Xavier Frantz, Anna Björk
production: Cinet Oy, Pomor Film ANS, Love Streams Agnès B. Productions, Davaj Film, Filmpool Nord AB
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Denmark, SF Film Finland Oy, Icon Film Distribution, Splendid Film Gmbh, Chrysalis Films

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main awards/selection

Locarno International Film Festival 2010 Piazza Grande
BFI London Film Festival 2010 
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