TOM OF FINLAND

By Dome KARUKOSKI

FILM I VÄST - as FIN

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.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • FINNISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dome KARUKOSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Aleksi BARDY
    • EIDR 10.5240/522C-433C-4E45-5D60-98B5-E
    • Producer(s)
    • Aleksi BARDY, Mila HAAVISTO, Annika SUCKSDORFF
    • Synopsis
    • Touko Laaksonen return home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. Persecuted for his homosexuality, he finds himself trapped in secret affairs and pressured to get married to a woman. He finds refuge and liberation in his art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men in sexually uninhibited situations. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of gay men and fanned the flames of a revolution in the USA.
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