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December 24, 2010 5:24 PM   Subscribe

The recently released motion picture Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is based on two short films by director Jalmari Helander: Rare Exports Inc. (2003) [previously] and Rare Exports: Official Safety Instructions (2005). (NSFW due to naked Santa)
posted by Knappster (5 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Marvelous. Watching the original Rare Exports Inc short is a Christmas tradition for me, but I had no idea this existed. Thanks!
posted by churl at 7:02 PM on December 24, 2010

Just saw this last Sunday and was smitten with it. It is strange and whimsical and completely adorable. I am really hoping it can become a new Christmas tradition for me. On that note, does anyone know of other films that deal with the more pagan aspects of the Santa Claus story? I'd be very curious to see them.
posted by Polyhymnia at 9:27 PM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

I just saw this the other night in a little theater in Mobile, AL of all places. It was weird as hell, hilarious, and kind of touching too. And the little boy who plays the main character is adorable!
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:03 PM on December 24, 2010

I saw this at the BFI film festival a few months ago. Brilliant, apart from the British actor at the beginning, who is appalling.
posted by Summer at 3:39 AM on December 25, 2010

This is fantastic. Thanks!
posted by monkeymadness at 6:06 AM on December 25, 2010

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