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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.

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Pietari Kontio
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Rauno Kontio
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Aimo
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Piiparinen
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Riley
Ilmari Järvenpää ...
Juuso
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Pietari's Elf
Jonathan Hutchings ...
Brian Greene
Risto Salmi ...
Sheriff
Jens Sivertsen ...
Main Elf
Sigmund Bøe ...
Main Elf
Olav Pedersen ...
Main Elf
Nils M. Iselvmo ...
Main Elf
Steinar Skogstad ...
Elf
Nils Nymo ...
Elf
Hjalmar Iselvmo ...
Elf
Steinar Tunes ...
Elf
Torgeir Fosberg ...
Elf
Tor Kvammen ...
Elf
Hans Prestbakmo ...
Elf
Alf Roald Pedersen ...
Elf
Nikolaj Alsterdal ...
Elf
Knut Osa Greger ...
Cargo Santa
Kjell Tore Nordli ...
Helicopter Pilot
Stein-Erik Olsen ...
Herdsman
Atle Kirkegård ...
Miner
Hans Lindgård ...
Miner
Einar Fagertun ...
Miner
Bjørn Pedersen ...
Miner
Tommy Svendsen ...
Miner
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Trina (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jalmari Helander

Written by

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Jalmari Helander ... (written by)
 
Jalmari Helander ... (based on the original idea by) (as The Helander Brothers) and
Juuso Helander ... (based on the original idea by) (as The Helander Brothers)
 
Petri Jokiranta ... (dramaturge) &
Sami Parkkinen ... (dramaturge)

Produced by

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Agnès B. ... producer
Anna Björk ... line producer / producer
François-Xavier Frantz ... producer (as F.X. Frantz)
Petri Jokiranta ... producer
Tomi Nieminen ... post-production producer
Knut Skoglund ... producer
Per-Erik Svensson ... co-producer

Music by

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Juri Seppä
Miska Seppä

Cinematography by

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Mika Orasmaa

Film Editing by

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Kimmo Taavila

Editorial Department

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Tommi Gröhn ... film recording & digital cinema mastering
Pentti Keskimäki ... colour grader
Outi Kinnunen ... dailies colourist
Joonas Kiviharju ... 2K scanning
Hannele Majaniemi ... assistant editor
Kari Manns ... colour timing: Finn-lab
Sébastien Prangère ... additional editing
Antti Reikko ... assistant editor
Frédéric Thoraval ... additional editor
Jussi Uousukainen ... data engineer

Casting By

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Nina Erdahl
Laura Munsterhjelm

Production Design by

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Jalmari Helander

Costume Design by

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Saija Siekkinen

Makeup Department

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Elisabeth Lusie Haugan ... assistant makeup artist (as Elisabeth Haugan)
Salla Yli-Luopa ... makeup designer (as Salla Mäntymaa)

Production Management

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Runar Waag Johnsen ... set manager (as Runar Waag)
Daniel Kuitunen ... production manager
Antti Peltoranta ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nina Erdahl ... second assistant director
Villy Indal ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Peder Alme ... prop assistant
Torunn Anfinsen ... prop assistant / set designer
Liv Ask ... set designer
Lena P. Cederlund ... props
Markus Friskberg ... miniature hangar builder (as Markus Fiskberg) / second unit props
Gard Ivar Gravklev ... builder
Bjørn Tore Helgesen ... builder
Harry Hillestad ... builder
Rolf-Sander Jelsnes ... prop design artist
Runar Waag Johnsen ... builder (as Runar Waag) / construction manager
Rønnaug Kristoffersen ... prop assistant
Renate Nicolaisen ... art department
Espen Prestbakmo ... builder
Trond Henrik Sandnes ... builder
Per Gunnar Søreng ... props
Ville Tervonen ... miniature hangar builder / second unit props
Odd-Knut Thoresen ... builder
Jan Kristian Vestjord ... prop assistant
Asbjørn Øverland ... builder

Sound Department

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Timo Anttila ... sound designer
Rune Hansen ... supervising sound engineer
Stig Holte ... sound recordist
Jussi Honka ... sound editor
Pekka Karjalainen ... re-recording mixer
Heikki Kossi ... foley artist and supervisor
Tapio Liukkonen ... foley recordist
Jarno Muhonen ... boom operator: second unit
Mikko Oinonen ... score recordist
Tuomas Seppänen ... sound designer
Aki Sihvonen ... assistant engineer
Tor Vadseth ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Dan Erik Heggelund ... pyrotechnician / special effects
Jakke Huovinen ... special effects technician
Konsta Mannerheimo ... special effects coordinator
Raine Toikkanen ... special effects technician (as Raine Tolkkanen)

Visual Effects by

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Janne Aliranta ... CGI artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Teemu Berglund ... CGI artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Anne Dahlgren ... animator: Fake Graphics Ltd
Rees Dale ... digital film artist (as Peter Dale)
Sakari Ekroth ... systems support: Fake Graphics Ltd
Tomi Enbuska ... motion capture actor: Lapland Studio Ltd
John Grönholm ... studio executive: Fake Graphics Ltd
Antti Herva ... CGI artist / technical director: Fake Graphics Ltd
Tero Huttunen ... CGI artist / compositor: Fake Graphics Ltd
Harri Hännikäinen ... visual effects production assistant: Fake Graphics Ltd
Heidi Härkönen ... CGI artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Ilkka Immonen ... producer: Lapland Studio Ltd
Molla Karjaluoto ... production coordinator: Fake Graphics Ltd (as Pirjo Karjaluoto)
Hugo Kiekeben ... digital film artist
Neea Kilkki ... visual effects production assistant: Fake Graphics Ltd
Teemu Kutvonen ... animator: Fake Graphics Ltd
Raine Kuusi ... matte artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Petteri Laakso ... matte artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Mikko Lahti ... CGI artist / compositor / lighting technical director: compositor: Fake Graphics Ltd
Miia Länsimäki ... visual effects production assistant: Fake Graphics Ltd
Konsta Mannerheimo ... miniature pyrotechnics
Jouko Manninen ... animator: Lapland Studio Ltd
Arto Mikkola ... modeler: Lapland Studio Ltd
Sami Mustonen ... CGI artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Juuso Patrikainen ... CGI artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Pauli Pehkonen ... texture artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Mikko Perkiökangas ... CGI artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Tommi Rapeli ... texture artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Sami Syrjä ... compositor: Fake Graphics Ltd
Jaakko Syvänen ... concept artist: Fake Graphics Ltd
Ville Vaajakallio ... CGI artist / compositor / previz artist / visual effects supervisor
Juha Ylimäki ... CGI artist: Fake Graphics Ltd

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sari Aaltonen ... first assistant camera
Nikolaj Alsterdal ... assistant grip
Hanna Goding ... second assistant camera
Anders Grundström ... assistant electrician (as Anders Grundstrom)
Mika Hietala ... electrician
Torfinn Iversen ... video operator
Kosti Lehikoinen ... gaffer: second unit
Kim Miell ... second assistant camera
Jani Pinomaa ... gaffer
Tobias Schultz Hansson ... electrician trainee
John Öhman ... assistant electrician
Tor-Ulf Öhman ... key grip (as Torulf Öhman)

Animation Department

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Ville Vaajakallio ... animator

Casting Department

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Margus Õunapuu ... casting: Estonia

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nina Erdahl ... costume assistant
Katri Saukonpää ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Espen Prestbakmo ... location scouting

Music Department

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Petri Annali ... musician: bass
Tuomo Eerikäinen ... musician: horns
Elsa Haavanlammi ... soprano
Aliisa Heinilä ... soprano
Markus Hohti ... musician: cello
Fanny Holopainen ... soprano
Leeni Holopainen ... soprano
Anna Huttunen ... musician: viola
Tiina Ignatius ... musician: cello
Outi Iljin ... musician: violin
Jussi Järvenpää ... musician: horns
Mauri Kuokkanen ... musician: viola
Riikka Lampinen ... musician: cello
Maija Linkola ... musician: violin / orchestra contractor
Liisa Malmberg ... soprano
Mirka Notkonen ... alto
Kaisa Pulkamo ... musician: viola
Klaara Pyrhönen ... musician: violin
Juhana Ritakorpi ... notation consulting
Eeva Salminen ... musician: violin
Annariina Seppä ... choir contractor / soprano
Juri Seppä ... musician: keyboards and programming
Miska Seppä ... musician: keyboards and programming / orchestrator
Riikka Sintonen ... musician: violin
Riikka Tapanainen ... alto
Elina Viitasaari ... musician: violin
Joel Ward ... soprano

Script and Continuity Department

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Sylvi Granheim ... continuity

Other crew

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Bérengère Barrier ... production coordinator
Olaf Bjørkeng ... production assistant
Simen Dalheim Nordgård ... production assistant
Bente Frihetsli ... production assistant
Johannes Halvorsen ... production assistant
Katja Härkönen ... press & media: Norrbotten
Marie Jenssen ... production assistant
Daphné Kapfer ... production assistant
Fredrik Kjenne ... production assistant
Elin Liland Ouren ... production assistant
Tuomas Lius ... translator
Roman Medjanov ... production assistant
Jane Nicolaisen ... production assistant
Santtu Parikka ... studio executive: Fake Graphics Ltd
Erica Restoften ... production coordinator
Sondre Sandbakken ... production assistant
Annalisa Schmuckli ... assistant to producer
Yngve Sletten ... production assistant
Lena Strand Nesvik ... production assistant
Emil Johan H. Søreng ... production assistant
Vegard Tollefsen ... production assistant
Anna Maria Øvergård ... production assistant

Thanks

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W. ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus See more »
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Also Known As
  • Père Noël Origines (France)
  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Sweden)
  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (United States)
  • The Truth About Santa Claus (United Kingdom)
  • Rare Exports: From the Land of the Original Santa Claus (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 84 min
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Budget EUR1,948,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Brian Greene's passport number is 314159265, the first several digits of pi. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Troldspejlet julespecial (2013). See more »
Quotes Pietari Kontio: The real Santa was totally different. The Coca-Cola Santa is just a hoax.
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