Dial Code Santa Claus (36.15 Code Pére Noël, Deadly Games)
France| 1989| DCP| 92 min.| French with English subtitles
Thomas (Lalanne), a precocious and clever boy who nonetheless believes in Santa Claus, awaits a visit from ol’ Saint Nick on Christmas Eve. Alone in his family mansion, Thomas gets a visit down the chimney from a psychotic and delusional department store Santa on a homicidal rampage. The battle to survive the holy night is on. Rumor has it that this stylish and surprisingly whimsical action thriller was viewed by John Hughes the year before Home Alone was released.