Rare Exports Inc. (2003)

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Rare Exports Inc. (2003) - The Origins of Santa Claus

Rare Exports Inc. (2003) - Just before the first snow of winter falls, professional hunters begin their work. The long process of tracking, hunting and transforming this king of the forest into a finished product is a time consuming process, but the final outcome is a reason to celebrate. An amusing fake advert in a documentary style, which led to the (quite different) Finnish feature film. Anti-Claus, you might say; this film takes a different spin on the origins of the man dressed in white and red.

Written by siblings Jalamari and Jusso Helander and directed by the former, Rare Exports Inc. was followed by a sequel in 2005 entitled The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005 and has since been adapted for the big screen in the form of the feature-length Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010). Neither animals nor Father Christmases were hurt badly in the filming of the Rare Exports. Jalmari Helander was born in 1976 in Helsinki, Finland. He is a writer and director, known for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010), Rare Exports Inc. (2003) and The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005 (2005).

Directed by Jalmari Helander. Starring: Otso Tarkela, Tommi Korpela, Jorma Tommila


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