TOM OF FINLAND

By Dome KARUKOSKI

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Drama - Completed 2017

Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski bring to the screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.

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Busan IFF 2017
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    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, USA
    • Languages
    • FINNISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dome KARUKOSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Aleksi BARDY
    • Producer(s)
    • Aleksi BARDY, Mila HAAVISTO, Annika SUCKSDORFF
    • Synopsis
    • Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds post-war Helsinki rampant with homophobic persecution, and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhabitations. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.
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