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.
Writer:Jalmari Helander, Jalmari Helander (based on the original idea by), Juuso Helander (based on the original idea by), Petri Jokiranta (dramaturge), Sami
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale tells the story of people living near the Korvatunturi mountain, Finland who discover the secret behind Santa Claus, the secret no one should know about. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Adam W (br) wrote: Better than the last 2 sequels.
Ryan S (es) wrote: Want to see this so bad! Not available here in the USA.
Ed C (ag) wrote: One line summary: Bollywood version of Disclosure (USA, 1994) with singing and dancing.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We start out with a mistaken address and identity. Raj in #30 is looking for a housekeeper; Ram in #13 is looking for a legal secretary. Priya is looking for a secretary position at a legal office. She goes to #30 by mistake. "I don't consider any job too small" has unexpected consequences. Her opposite number (the housekeeper) lands the job as legal secretary. How long can these misunderstandings last? Not very long; both Ram and Raj figure it out. Ram comes over to get some borrowed law books; his comments let Priya figure it out quickly. Love at first sight is the diagnosis; they marry and are doing well. Priya is soon expecting. Raj gets a promotion and buys a bungalow. At the announcement of his promotion, Raj gets a bad surprise. The Big Boss' wife is Sonia, his one-time girlfriend, who is also the new managing director of his company. She announces Raj's promotion; not to CEO but to seat on the Board of Directors. The party that evening sets the stage for disasters to come. The flashback description of the early days of Raj and Sonia's relationship (before they broke up) was nothing short of beautifully done, lovely and evocative. Then she leaves him to pursue Ranjit Roy. The transition is difficult. Raj thought they had something; clearly Sonia did not. Her career and ambition are everything to her. Why she is angry at Raj after she marries the big boss Ranjit Roy is hard to see. She arranges a private meeting, comes on to him; he resists, but not hard enough. Worse yet, he rejects her before anything happens. Then she brings charges of sexual impropriety against him with her husband. The next day Ranjit Roy demands he resign; that's just the beginning. Raj does not resign; he goes to the office and works. Harsher methods are brought to bear against him, including legal charges. The ferocity of Sonia's attack is met by the strength of Priya's defensive energies and the loyalty of his defense team and friends. Of course, there also turns out to be business reasons driving this mess, plus dirty tricks. Who comes out the better in this horrible waste of resources, time, money, and reputation?------Scores-------- Cinematography: 10/10 Excellent camera work and 2.35 aspect ratio. Sound: 10/10 Delightful music and singing. No problems with conversational voice. Acting: 8/10 Good. Screenplay: 9/10 Well done adaptation. Musical Numbers: 10/10 Beautiful, energetic, enjoyable. The first number is about being in a quagmire, and sailing one's heart in a quagmire. Yikes! Sets the tone for the rest of the contentious script. The second, third, and fourth numbers continue the high quality.
Claudette A (mx) wrote: Not one of Ridley Scott's best.
Felipe F (jp) wrote: Diane Lane's strong lead performance can't save Unfaithful from falling into ludicrous and far-fetched clichs.
Nikhil P (ru) wrote: Don't watch this expecting a fruity movie. This is NOT entertainment. This is art. 39 shots, yes JUST 39 shots for a 145 minute movie. I liked it from a visual perspective though I truly believe as days pass and I delve deeper into thoughts of this motion picture, I'll appreciate it even more.
Brett W (ru) wrote: Hehe, this has Winnie Cooper from the Wonder Years as the "hot bikini-clad babe" character.
Les E (de) wrote: Good sci-fi conspiracy. I thought it was well paced to build the tension and all along we were left thinking if they would get away with it or not.