Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • Finland
  • 80
  • 14 years & above
  • director
    Jalmari Helander
  • screenplay
    Jalmari Helander
  • cinematography
    Mika Orasmaa F.S.C
  • music
    Juri Seppä, Miska Seppä
  • editing
    Kimmo Taavila
  • cast
    Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Per Christian Ellefsen, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen
  • producers
    Petri Jokiranta
  • production
  • sales
  • format
    35 mm


It was the week before Christmas when young and adventurous Pietari uncovers the truth about Santa Claus. Legend has it that the jolly old man is more of a foe than a friend. A group of American scientists is also looking to uncover some facts in Pietari’s quiet rural town in northern Finland. It turns out that the most well-kept Christmas secret ever lies 500 meters below ground. This dark secret and Pietari unleash an unforeseen chain of events, after which Christmas will never, ever, be the same again.


Born 21.7.1976 Helsinki, Finland. Jalmari Helander is gaining momentum shooting tv commercials. Having entered the commercials scene in 2003, his career has been on a rise ever since, with his very first TVC in for a local alcopop receiving Effie & Adprofit Awards, the next one for a local magazine getting on the shortlist at Clio 2004, and work soon following for Nokia, Finnish Defence Forces and hotly tipped rapper Redrama (EMI/Virgin) among others.


Date, time Venue
  • Fri, 2011-12-09 17:00
  • Sat, 2011-12-10 20:00
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