A Finnish horror comedy film which won best film and best director awards at the Sitges Film Festival as well as making the selection at the London Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. It’s directed by Jalmari Helander and stars Tommi Korpela, Per Christian Ellefsen, Jorma Tommila and Jonathan Hutchings.
The story follows 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.