Movies for Christmas: Rare Exports – A Christmas Tale – 15 December 2017
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a Finish movie that was released in 2010. This is a horror-fantasy Christmas movie. It tells the story of people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the real secret behind Santa Clause.
This is certainly not a movie for kids as it delves a bit into the darker mythology of Santa Clause legend and the surrounding legends about him. Rare Exports is a good movie to watch.
Just be warned there are English subtitles. If you are more into the horror genre, this one is for you. This is not a movie for Christmas cheer, but it’s still a Christmas Movie and it’s a good movie as well.
Wikipedia describes the film as follows:The film focuses on a group of local reindeer herders whose Christmas is disturbed by excavations on the mountain. A scientist has ordered a team of workers to dig open what he calls “the largest burial mound in the world”. An explosive used by the team uncovers what is referred to as a “sacred grave”. However, the occupant of the grave is still alive. Soon, the reindeer important to the local people are mysteriously killed, and children and supplies begin to disappear from the town. It emerges that the occupant is the source of the original Santa Claus myth; a supernatural being who, rather than rewarding good children, punishes the naughty. One family, however, manages to catch the culprit in a trap, and plans to sell it to the scientist to cover the losses caused by his excavation.