'Rare Exports' trailer: Is this the craziest Christmas movie ever?
My Friday afternoon obsession for the last hour or so has been the trailer for this bizarro flick called Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Given that Christmas is in the title, you’d expect it to be warm and fuzzy and full of cute little elves. Wrong movie. From what I can tell (and the trailer is kinda vague), a group of men find the actual Santa Claus — who looks like he’s been on quite a bender — hidden in some sort of mountain, and then proceed to attempt to sell him. Well, then all hell breaks loose, culminating in the cheesily genius line, “Santa is going to find out who’s naughty or nice.” Something is blown up. A little boy, who’s kinda dressed like a Power Ranger, falls from something. It’s all very unclear but also friggin’ amazing. Witness the Finland-set glory below…
According to the film’s website, the director Jalmari Helander based the movie off two “award-winning” short films (WARNING: they are definitely NSFW as they are incredibly violent and, even more disturbingly, feature naked old man parts. But if you must watch, you can find them here and here.). Since I’m a dedicated journalist, I, of course, watched both. Basically, they portray a group of men who are in charge of hunting old, nude, white-haired men, and then transforming them into the classic, red-suited version of Santa that we’ve all come to know. Not exactly the stuff of bedtime stories.
What do you think of Rare Exports, PopWatchers? Awesome? Or nuts?