Sunday, 8 December 2013

Carlos’ Countdown ‘Til Christmas (16)

16 days until Christmas. The countdown continues.

It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an “archaeological” dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When 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.

Their synopsis and trailer says more than I ever could. I have to watch this movie and maybe beat myself a little for not having already seen it.