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DJPowWow

My new favorite holiday movie. I love how the little kid becomes a certified bad-ass toward the end, and all because he believed in Santa Claus the whole time.
11 years 3 months ago
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Siskoid

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale from Finland proposes to tell us the truth about Santa Claus, going back to some of the legend's more terrifying Pagan roots to the way we see him today. It is balls-out crazy, but always takes its ludicrous premise seriously, so you have to take it at face value too. It may be a black comedy, but the characters don't know that. On the surface, the film plays as one of those children's adventures, with a young Finnish boy from a bleak, tiny town as its protagonist. He notes all the clues, does all the research, but will anyone ever believe him that the original Claus has come down the mountain to punish the naughty? Rare Exports starts out slow and quietly tragic, but by the end becomes a ridiculous ride that makes you throw up your hands in surrender and laugh.
5 years 1 month ago
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BeasleyOnFilm

A crazy alternative Christmas movie.
10 years 1 month ago
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sureup

Agree with mook, good stuff!
10 years 9 months ago
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Tidorith

Move over Die Hard, someone has a new favourite Christmas movie.

Not that this movie should be mistaken for being even remotely like Die Hard.

This is what modern fairy tale movies should be, if we're making them in the original spirit of the old European fairy tales.
2 years 2 months ago
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Marmalade

That ending is absolutely incredible.
5 years 1 month ago
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mook

An ingenious dark Finnish fairytale. Well structured & succinct, but slightly runs out of steam. 7/10.

Re-watched as part of my efforts to watch 31 Xmas films in December...
10 years 1 month ago
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mook

An inventive and entertaining anti-Xmas film from Finland, with a dark twist on the Santa story. 7/10.

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11 years ago
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Zeltaebar

Don't expect a spectacular climax, but tension builds steadily thoughout the movie and they have great fun playing with the Santa Clause mythology. Enjoyable and recommended. But you will probably only bother to see it once.
11 years 1 month ago
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sammysin

Absolutely excellent.
9 years 11 months ago
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AFGiant

This was surprisingly good. A new holiday classic?
11 years 1 month ago
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Aissi

Wonderful. A really great, slightly dark film.
8 years 5 months ago
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