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Two friends of mine managed to catch a screening of Rare Exports a Finnish Christmas movie but not your standard Christmas tale.
The movie deals with an unexpected discovery that might shed some light on what the real Santa Clause might be – maybe all the Christmas-stories were just a lie… what if there is something darker about it?
Thankfully Rare Exports is out on DVD now and you can enjoy this delightfully dark and twisted tale. It is a very unique movie and as with Contagion there won’t be any of the memorable scenes from the beginning (let alone the ending). Instead of it the first scene is probably enough to give you an impression of what this movie is about.
Just the shots of the characters reeks of the grittiness of the entire movie (and it hasn’t even turned bloody yet). And it already sets the stage just from the positions and reactions you know that something big is about to happen – some discovery that might change the way we view Christmas.
And boy let’s hope that this movie remains a fantasy movie and not a true tale…