Exclusive: Rare Exports Clip

It's Christmas, but not as you know it

Exclusive: Rare Exports Clip

by Phil de Semlyen |
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You'd expect festive fun to come pretty naturally to the good people of Finland. It's the home of Christmas after all, where reindeer frolic and Santa beavers away to make our Christmas dreams come true (with a little help from Dudley Moore).

At least, we thought it was until we watched this new clip from Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, which shows some wizened Finnish hunters discovering that someone - or something - has been out and about in the deep snow. Them reindeer sure as heck ain't frolicking anymore.

Set in deepest Lapland, Rare Exports sees an American expedition stumbling upon the original Santa Claus buried deep inside an ice-filled mountain. And this isn't the cuddly, bearded Father Christmas who might be played by Richard Attenborough but, as all that reindeer slaughter suggests, an altogether darkest beast. He'll have a tough time renegotiating with Dancer and Prancer after that little lot.


Rare Exports **is directed by Jari Helander, showing off what Empire's Kim Newman describes as "suspense chops in vintage John Carpenter mode". Head here to read Empire's review in full or gaze upon the film's quad poster below.

Intrigued? Us too. Catch it when it's out in cinemas on December 3, just in time to put the spook into your bleak mid-winter evenings.

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