The Claus Family

  • 20 Nov - 26 Nov, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly

The Dutch-Belgian film titled The Claus Family aka De Familie Claus, gives you the early Christmas vibes you deserve. With a runtime of two hours, the film tells a fictional tale of Santa Claus’ family, keeping his grandchildren in focus. Jules Claus is the child who dampens the Christmas spirit with his dislike for the festive season as it had once marked a tragedy in his life. He shifts to a new place with his mother Suzzane, and while the mother works in a biscuit factory, Jules spends his time helping his grandfather, Noel. An incident with a magical snow globe reveals that Jules’ grandfather is the friendly, gift distributing old man Santa with the works, which includes some real-life elves. The story progresses to show how grandpa Noel breaks his leg and Jules is forced to step in to fill Santa Claus’ shoes. However, with a nose that is not ready to smell the joy in the most wondrous time of the year, it is a challenge for Jules to become what his legacy wants him to be. The film also displays elaborate costumes and beautiful set designs, playing with vibrant colours every now and then. All the characters are genuinely amiable, however, they clearly lack depth given the premise of the film asks them to battle their fears and sadness.

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