This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »
It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment. The company is transferred to the front lines. The next morning the ... See full summary »
A few years before "The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions"
debuted, Jalmari Helander made a film called "Rare Exports Inc.". This
original film wasn't really intended as anything more than a cute film
to be shown to a small group of folks, but fortunately it got out and
was a huge hit on the internet. Now, in this second film we have a
sequel. And, if you like the sequel, then I have good news for you--in
2010 the two films led to a full-length horror movie which is sick,
twisted and a lot of fun.
Before watching this film, I do recommend you see the first short
before this sequel. It would make the viewing experience much more
This films is like an industrial training film. It gives lots of
warnings about how to deal with a wild Father Christmas. It's all very
sick....but also incredibly well made. It has a wonderful cinematic
quality that makes you marvel. Great music, great special effects and a
strange, sick sense of humor make this well worth your time. BUT, I
also should point out these are NOT films for kids or those easily
offended. In fact, it helps if you are the sort who likes to be
offended!! Not as good as the first film and MUCH darker--but also
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