So, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale isn’t a movie we’re probably going to get a chance to see here in the states, at least in wide release, but this trailer is just so out-there and insane that I want to share it with you anyway.

The film took home the Best Director and Best Picture prizes this year at the Sitges Film Festival, a festival for horror held in Spain. I can’t even begin to explain to you what this movie is, and I wouldn’t have believed it myself if I didn’t see the trailer with my own eyes. So below is the embedded trailer and synopsis for the film, that will inevitably find it’s way onto your seasonal viewing list right between Elf and A Christmas Story.

Thanks to G4 for the embed, Bloody Disgusting for the synopsis and director Jalmari Helander for being a mad genius. Look for limited releases of Rare Exports starting December 3rd.


It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

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