6.7/10
25,362
97 user 250 critic

Rare Exports (2010)

Trailer
2:15 | Trailer
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters 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.

Director:

Jalmari Helander

Writers:

Jalmari Helander, Jalmari Helander (based on the original idea by) (as The Helander Brothers) | 3 more credits »
12 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Onni Tommila ... Pietari Kontio
Jorma Tommila ... Rauno Kontio
Tommi Korpela ... Aimo
Rauno Juvonen ... Piiparinen
Per Christian Ellefsen ... Riley
Ilmari Järvenpää Ilmari Järvenpää ... Juuso
Peeter Jakobi ... Pietari's Elf
Jonathan Hutchings Jonathan Hutchings ... Brian Greene
Risto Salmi ... Sheriff
Jens Sivertsen Jens Sivertsen ... Main Elf
Sigmund Bøe Sigmund Bøe ... Main Elf
Olav Pedersen Olav Pedersen ... Main Elf
Nils M. Iselvmo Nils M. Iselvmo ... Main Elf
Steinar Skogstad Steinar Skogstad ... Elf
Nils Nymo Nils Nymo ... Elf
Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An elite trio of expert hunters venture into the woods to track and capture an especially rare and dangerous prey for the Christmas season.

Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Otso Tarkela, Tommi Korpela, Jorma Tommila
Short | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In this sequel to 'Rare Exports Inc' we are shown the horrendous results of abusing Father Christmas.

Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Otso Tarkela, Onni Tommila, Tommi Korpela
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.

Directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, and 1 more credit »
Stars: William Shatner, George Buza, Rob Archer
Krampus I (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty
Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner
Big Game (2014)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson
Better Watch Out II (2016)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

Director: Chris Peckover
Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould
The Fakir (2006)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Tommi Korpela, Petri Manninen, Jorma Tommila
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder
Trollhunter (2010)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal
Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum
Ukkonen (2001)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Jorma Tommila, Tero Autero, Ida Helander
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

Director: John McPhail
Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mike is getting out of prison after serving four years for a bank robbery. Bona is arranging the party of all parties for him: a Christmas party.

Director: Jari Halonen
Stars: Jorma Tommila, Antti Reini, Rauno Juvonen
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the land of the original Santa Claus. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brian Greene's passport number is 314159265, the first several digits of pi. See more »

Goofs

Pietari and Juuso cut the hole in the fence and are blamed for wolves getting in and killing the deer but the gate is high enough off the ground to allow wolves to get in anyway. 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.
See more »

Connections

Follows Rare Exports Inc. (2003) See more »

User Reviews

 
Dark, But Highly Entertaining Christmas Film
20 September 2010 | by AFleetSee all my reviews

I just recently caught a screening of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and I was definitely not disappointed. My expectations were relatively high after having seen the two short films previously released in this series, and while this version did stray somewhat from the concepts shown in the short films, it did stay true to the overall feel of the previous incarnations.

Although this film was not particularly deep or thought provoking it was very fun to watch and highly enjoyable. Somewhat creepy in places, this was mainly played up for humorous effect and overall the film displayed a dark sense of humor quite different from any Christmas movie that I have ever seen.

I would highly recommend this film to fans of the original short films or anyone looking for something a little bit different around the holiday season!


110 of 127 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 97 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Finland | Norway | France | Sweden

Language:

Finnish | English

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

Tromsø, Norway

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,948,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,281, 5 December 2010

Gross USA:

$236,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,028,971
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed