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In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

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On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there's Santa's elves, who are determined to free their leader... Written by Anonymous

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In 2010 everyone will believe in Santa Claus See more »


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Rated R for some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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3 December 2010 (Finland)  »

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale  »

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Budget:

€1,948,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,281 (USA) (3 December 2010)

Gross:

$263,210 (USA) (21 January 2011)
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Brian Greene's passport number is 314159265, the first several digits of pi. See more »

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After hanging on to the net for almost the entire helicopter ride with bare hands, suddenly Pietari is wearing gloves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Brian Greene: This is what's been worrying me. Drilling sample number 76, from 1300 foot. See, we've finally found something else than just plain rocks and dirt.
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Without a doubt the best antidote to the usual Christmas claptrap
7 December 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Very creepy in parts, but with a very enjoyable streak of black comedy, this movie is a must see. The fact it's primarily in Finnish with minimal English did not detract from my enjoyment of the film at all (subtitles are really easy to follow, folks!).

The acting by the lead young boy in the movie is excellent and not at all cheesy and whilst this is not a character driven movie as such, I believe there's enough exposition to carry the plot through without people wondering "How the hell did that happen? Where did that come from? How does he know how to control that vehicle?"

If you're sick of plots involving candy canes, people stealing presents and grinchesque characters tamely threatening the holiday season, then this is the movie for you!


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