The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005, 2005.
Directed by Jalmari Helander.
Written by Jalmari Helander and Juuso Helander.
Starring Otso Tarkela, Tommi Korpela, Jorma Tommila, Tazu Ovaska, Otto, Aimo Lehtonen, and Jonathan Hutchings (narrator).
“Not meant for the public eye, this film reveals the dark reality of what’s wrong with company’s product. With its primitive instincts triggered by bad behaviour of people around it, the seemingly tame Father Christmas will forget the intensive training and turn into a brutal beast. You better watch out, you better not cry, There’s no room for mistakes.”
The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005 is the sequel to Jalmari Helander’s short fantasy film Rare Exports Inc. and takes the form of an instructional video showing new employees of the Father Christmas distribution company how to tame the feral bloodthirsty creatures. Helander has since developed the concept into his debut feature, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010), which was released earlier this month.
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