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Rare Exports: A Christmas Story

December 23, 2011

Rare Exports is a cheeky Finnish film that answers the question “what if Santa was a mean dude who ate kids?”

The beginning of the film features people blowing stuff up on a burial mound. A really really really big burial mound. Thus, breaking every horror movie rule ever. Inside this mound are skinny old men who look like Santa. However, they bite and don’t seem to feel the cold. They also wear zero clothes which makes for some interesting chase scenes.

What I love about this film is that it cannot be stuck into any specific genre. It features kid empowerment, horror and comedy. It is a breezy 85 minutes and gives the viewer something they’ve never seen. I loved the wide shots and unpredictable nature.

You like all of the characters and you appreciate the father/son relationship at the center of this film. If you are looking for a neat/inventive film from Finland you are in luck.

One Comment leave one →
  1. johnleavengood permalink
    December 23, 2011 8:18 am

    Ever since Megan’s Law, old man nudity has gotten an unfair rap! Rock on chilly naked old dudes!

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