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
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Even though Korvatunturi and the area in which the movie takes place are well within the Arctic Circle, there is still daylight during Christmas. At that latitude the sun sets weeks before Christmas and doesn't rise again until after New Year. However, although the sun does not rise above the horizon during this time, there is still some daylight. It is not pitch black all day and night. See more »
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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This is a great movie. It would have been impossible for Hollywood to have made this movie. They would have needed a huge special effects budget, and the continuity people would never have allowed it through. They would have played it as a goofy comedy. Thankfully it was made in Finland. If the Americans decide to do a remake, make sure you see the original first.
As it is, it is thoroughly clever, and wonderfully naively charming. The director had an idea, and chose an optimum path to realise that idea - a very tricky feat.
I'm from Australia, but I couldn't help wondering if Finnish people and New Zealanders are similar.
BTW, count the women who appear in the movie.
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