Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Santa Travels to TIFF in Chains this Year in this Teaser for Rare Exports

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a film from Finland, which puts a dark note on the most notable of Christian holidays. Santa is kidnapped and the locals will need to find a way to free him from an overzealous developer. This picture shows at this year's Toronto International Film Festival beginning September 14th and there are more details inside including a teaser trailer.

The film's tagline:

"This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus" (Rare).

The synopsis for Rare Exports here:

"In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up!" (Rare).

Release Date: September 14th (Limited Run).

Director/writer: Jalmari Helander.

Cast: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Per Christian Ellefsen, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen, Ilmari Järvenpää, Peeter Jakobi, Jonathan Hutchings, Risto Salmi

One of two teaser trailers available for the film:

A second teaser with Santa Claus bound and chained:

Rare Exports Teaser #2

The film's homepage:

The Rare Exports Official Website

Fan page:

Rare Exports on Facebook

And Rare Exports at TIFF:

Rare Exports Schedule at TIFF

Another thriller from a famous Finnish director - Aki Kaurismaki titled Lights in the Dusk:

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