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Christmas Story (2007)
"Joulutarina" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  16 November 2007 (Finland)
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The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa.

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Hannu-Pekka Björkman ...
Otto Gustavsson ...
Jonas Rinne ...
Kari Väänänen ...
Minna Haapkylä ...
Kristiina
Mikko Leppilampi ...
Hannus
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Oskari Heimonen ...
Roi Ron ...
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Nella Siilasmaa ...
Antti Tuisku ...
Alpo Sipilä ...
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Einari
Eeva Soivio ...
Aleksandra
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Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas decides to make toys for the children of the families as good-bye presents. Over the years, Nikolas's former adoptive families become many, and soon almost every house has presents on its doorstep on Christmas morning. At thirteen, Nikolas is sent to live and work with Iisakki, a grumpy old carpenter, who forbids Nikolas to continue making presents for Christmas. Gradually, however, Nikolas wins Iisakki's trust. Together they begin to look after the Christmas traditional that Nikolas has begun. When the aged Iisakki has to leave Nikolas and move away, the tradition of Christmas presents is once again at risk. Thankfully, Nikolas comes up with a solution that brings children joy every Christmas, even continuing to today. Written by anonymous

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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NOT for American moviegoers that want a brain dead session to forget immediately!
20 December 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie has a lot more depth than most Santa movies from the big US of A. This becomes a major commercial problem for the movie since many people like to see shallow movies that are "heart warming" even though it smells fake long way, and prefer to place their dollars in such movies instead. This is not the issue with Joulutarina. The movie has dark sides, let's face it all tales have dark sides, the matter is if you present them or not. This is a REAL movie. Heartwarming, beautiful scenery and good acting.

If you want to see the real thing - go watch this movie.

By the way, the kids (8 and 12) absolutely ADORED it. I've lost count on how many times they have seen this already.

SEE IT!


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