PG certificateRare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a Film programme that first aired in 2010 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a 3 star programme

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Directed by
Jalmari Helander

Finnish director Jalmari Helander wishes everyone a twisted Christmas with this eccentric, inventive and somewhat gory action-comedy take on the Father Christmas myth. In the frigid wastes of northern Finland, an American team excavating an ancient site uncover the ritual burial of a horned figure. Unfortunately, as our pre-teen hero Pietari Kontio quickly works out, the archaeologists have dug up the frozen body of Santa Claus - whose true, cannibalistic nature has been forgotten during his aeons of icebound imprisonment. Once the evil being has thawed out, children from the surrounding villages start to go missing and herds of reindeer are found slaughtered. At which point Pietari persuades his father Rauno that they can outwit Santa and bring his rampage to an end. But can they also deal with Santa's little helpers? It all adds up to a loopy, slightly scary antidote to seasonal sentimentality.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2010

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: Finland/Norway/France/Sweden

Filmed in Colour

When is Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 November 19th, 2:05am and on Film4 Plus 1 November 19th, 3:05am. See more...


Onni Tommila...Pietari Kontio
Jorma Tommila...Rauno Kontio
Tommi Korpela...Aimo
Rauno Juvonen...Piiparinen
Per Christian Ellefsen...Riley
Ilmari Järvenpää...Juuso
Peeter Jakobi...Pietari's Elf
Jonathan Hutchings...Brian Greene
Risto Salmi...Sheriff
Jens Sivertsen...Main Elf
Sigmund Bøe...Main Elf
Olav Pedersen...Main Elf
Nils M. Iselvmo...Main Elf
Steinar Skogstad...Elf
Nils Nymo...Elf