Friday, November 19, 2010
K.A.C. - T - 36 Days ...
Welcome back, my Merry Misanthropes! Last year, my favorite entry was from the land of Frozen Fjords, Finland, and their wonderful film called RARE EXPORTS, INC.
Well, the film has become a cult hit worldwide and is a must-see at this time of the year! Not familiar with it? Then let's get you up to speed ... from the Official Site:
“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.”
I’m not quite sure about that last sentence – I can’t really see it up against IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE or A CHRISTMAS CAROL every year as holiday viewing … aw, who am I kidding? In MY house, absolutely! Want more proof? Check out the trailer for this Bad Boy!
Check your town to see when it’s coming out – and remember, he KNOWS when you are sleeping … (brrrrr …)
Along those same lines, if you want to make it a FANTASTIC double feature, may I recommend the BLAIR WITCH of Norwegian 'documentaries', TROLL HUNTER! :)
Coming Tomorrow: The FIRST of our 13 Worst Christmas Short Films of All Time, with a holiday favorite as you've NEVER seen it performed before! Don’t miss it!