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Christmas Story (2007)

Joulutarina (original title)
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The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa.

Director:

Juha Wuolijoki

Writers:

Marko Leino (screenplay), Marko Leino (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Nikolas
Otto Gustavsson Otto Gustavsson ... Nikolas 13-vuotiaana
Jonas Rinne Jonas Rinne ... Nikolas 7-vuotiaana
Kari Väänänen ... Iisakki
Minna Haapkylä Minna Haapkylä ... Kristiina
Mikko Leppilampi Mikko Leppilampi ... Hannus
Mikko Kouki ... Eemeli
Oskari Heimonen Oskari Heimonen ... Eemeli 11-vuotiaana
Roi Ron Roi Ron ... Eemeli 5-vuotiaana
Laura Birn ... Aada
Nella Siilasmaa Nella Siilasmaa ... Aada 9-vuotiaana
Antti Tuisku Antti Tuisku ... Mikko
Alpo Sipilä Alpo Sipilä ... Mikko 9-vuotiaana
Matti Ristinen ... Einari
Eeva Soivio Eeva Soivio ... Aleksandra
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Joulutarina [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Levi, Kittilä, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Hermannin Mollipolkka
Es. ja Sov. Markku Lepistö & Co
Säv. Trad
© Aito Records 2001
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I forgot to eat my popcorn...
7 December 2007 | by lucainSee all my reviews

Amazing scenery, beautiful music and of course our "Nikolas", who became something we all want to be. In northern Finland we do not need false snow, not to mention the degrees below zero :o) Kari Väänänen made a very good role as "Iisakki", the carpenter. After all he was just a lonely man and much more kind as his character first appeared. Also Hannu-Pekka Björkman was as lovable and as cuddly as "Nikolas" can be. I think, the way "Nikolas" remembered his younger sister Aada during his life was also very touchable. We remember, we care and most of all, we can learn from the things we do and which are done to us. This is to me a film which I think will become a tradition for every Christmas. And you know, I'm only 40 years "young". Have a joyful sleigh ride!


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