Santa Claus - The Movie (2011)
This is none of the common merrily Santa Claus movies, showing him in his uniform or at work. No, this movie tells the real story about Santa Claus, showing him in his private life.
For a long time Santa Claus was living alone and depressed at the remote Korvatunturi, until god told him, that he should try to find an additional job or a hobby, to bring his miserable life in order. So Santa decides to move to Rovaniemi, where he starts to study at the university, hoping to find new friends.
After his arrival he meets some exchange students who are - like him - also living in Kuntotie, where he joins a reading group. Unlike the other students, his main interest in this group is not in the academic value of the readings, but rather in having some company - or even better: in finding a girl friend. However, due to his disinterest in the readings, the group starts to get a little bit upset at Santa. Also with the girl that Santa starts dating, not everything is working out the way he hoped it would ….
Runtime: 77 min
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
The Santa Claus movie was a film project initiated by exchange students of the University of Lapland, in the winter semester 2010. The Movie is dedicated to the tourist industry and the city marketing of Rovaniemi, which seems to be entirely based on the "presence" of Santa Claus.