What's the Finnish for "Bah, humbug"? This whimsical revision of the Christmas legend works from the premise that Santa Claus is not the jolly old twinkler we know, but a brutish force of nature.
When US scientists make a startling discovery in a quiet town in Lapland, only a fearless young lad named Pietari (Onni Tommila) is wise to its true meaning. Expanded from a short film, Jalmari Helander's mixture of the gruesome and the winsome works hard to impress, but fails to meld its disparate elements. Rent Bad Santa instead.