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Joulutarina (Christmas Story) (2007)





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This Finnish-language period fantasy tells the story of the altruistic giver St. Nicholas, the man who became Santa Claus in myth and legend - and whose life, shown here childhood on, radiates with messages of selflessness and friendship.
Art House & International , Drama , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Otto Gustavsson
as Nikolas 13-vuotiaana
Minna Haapkylä
as Kristiina
Mikko Kouki
as Eemeli
Laura Birn
as Aada
Matti Rasilainen
as Hermanni
Mikko Rokka
as Heino
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This movie had a clever way of explaining the back story of Santa Claus. Is this really where the myth was born? This movie was fantastic... until the ending. Instead of continuing to work on its wit and cleverness, it took a stupid and lazy turn on the writer's part. Rather unfortunate but still enjoyable.

Matthew Sparks
Matthew Sparks

This is a Finnish film about the Santa Claus Origin Story. Unfortunately I had to watch this film in a dubbed version, as the only region 1 DVD I could find only offered an English soundtrack. The film is actually quite stunning visually. The amazing landscapes and vistas captured in this film are breathtaking and inspired quite a bit of skepticism in my wife and I. We just couldn't believe the scenery was real. Turns out it was. I must visit Finland sometime. This movie is actually very well made and the story is good enough. My main problem is the dubbing, I find it jarring and it makes it difficult to ensconce yourself into the film. The Voice acting is actually pretty good and all the voices seem to fit the characters, but the lips hardly ever match the speech. Annoying. This movie had a pretty brief running time and moves along briskly, very enjoyable and worth watching. I will be adding this to my holiday viewing list, as it is not an overly wrought sentimental journey.

Daniel Bautz
Daniel Bautz

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