Rare Exports - A Christmas Tale details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ilmari Jarvenpaa, Tommi Korpela, Per Christian Ellefsen, Jorma Tommila, Jonathan Hutchings, Peeter Jakobi, Risto Salmi, Rauno Juvonen, Onni Tommila|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - War, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Horror, World Cinema|
|Studio:||ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION|
|Collections:||Cracking Christmas, LOVEFiLM Christmas Collection, November - Action/Adventure, Put Your Feet Up, Top Christmas Movies, Top Streaming Films on your PS3 this Christmas|
Rare Exports - A Christmas Tale
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Nov 2011|
|Main languages:||Finnish, English|
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Rare gem...By Doubleginger (1 review) from Notts , 31 Dec 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]I saw this yesterday and it is a veritable treat! If you're tiring of all the Disney schmaltz and repeats of all those films you've seen so many times you virtually know the script, go and see this for a refreshing treat.
With dry wit, proper 'on the edge of your seat' scary moments and the odd bit of Christmas 'feel-good' thrown in, this is the perfect way to round off the festive season. Definitely not one for children - and most definitely not if they are still young enough to believe in Santa, or they won't want to see him ever again!
A rare treat indeed...
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Bizarre curiosity....young teenage horror movieBy Ilovefilmstoo (129 reviews) from Cumbria , 12 Apr 2013Bizarre Finnish film...definitely Finnish humour. Interesting cultural gem...lots of naked men ladies...!!! Males spending their life in underpants despite the snow...hmm...but while bits were vaguely amusing...bizarrely so...this is a horror story for young teenagers but definitely not for younger children who enjoy all that Santa brings......
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Fantastic dark fairy tale from FinlandBy Bassman71 (618 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 04 Mar 2013Lapland, Archaeologists unearth man buried deep in mountain, locals not happy, reindeer all slaughtered, children go missing, locals go to sort it out. Fantastic dark fairy tale from Finland which is based on a short film of the same thing earlier made by the Director. Youre never really sure how its going to pan out until the end and it looks absolutely beautiful with the Northern Finnish landscapes and humble towns plus it has an excellent score as well. Although it has a comedic element about it theres always a dark undercurrent which keeps your interest and the acting is of a good standard too.
Rare Exports, a twist on a Xmas TaleBy thecuckoo (107 reviews) , 20 Jan 2013I watched the film with some amusement as it was a twist on the origins of where Father Xmas came from and who he really was. Some say a devil or a Fairy God. This film explores the darker side of the tale. Some in English and some of the film in sub titles. It has it all myth, legend, rather large elves, Father Xmas, reindeer, children and kidnappings and good conquerors evil. Not the best film I had ever seen but certainly far from being the worse.
There's A Reason They Call Him St. NickBy AuntySocialite (61 reviews) from Llareggub, Cymru , 06 Jan 2013As a horror fan who is big on suspense but can't get on with modern stuff due to a very low chestnut threshold, more and more I look to world cinema for films with plot and humour as opposed to Yank/Brit offerings of gore and clichés. This small treasure of a film strikes it big on originality, great characters, and moments that will have you on the edge of your seat without a Sixth Sense shot in sight. The actors are excellent, especially Onni Tommila, a face and a name to watch. The emotional content is pitched just right: the moving sorrow of the single father, the laying down of the toy in the snow as a metaphor for growing up. Even the music was great, not at all intrusive. And I did enjoy a film, for a change, about adults as opposed to the usual cast of obnoxious twentysomethings with whom the extent of the viewer's involvement is wondering when they're going to get offed so's to spare one the further pain of their onscreen presence. If you've had enough of the tsunami of sentiment that is Christmas in the western world, if you prefer not to define a horror film by its grue content, and if you like a good dark fairytale with flashes of black humour and great opening credits, look no further: Rare Exports is your rental.
Perfect combo of Comedy and HorrorBy a customer , 23 Dec 2012Brilliant and Hilarious - watching it again tonight! a great version of santa clause and brilliant child actor! definitely give it a go.