Tom of Finland (2017)

Tom of Finland (2017)

LBP5,000

Runtime
1h 55min

Language
English

Genre
Biography, Drama

Release
24 February 2017

Motion Picture Rating
Not Rated

Top Billed Cast
Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky, Werner Daehn

Subtitle
English

Director
Dome Karukoski

Writer
Aleksi Bardy

Also Known As
Tom od Finske

Production Company
Helsinki Filmi Oy, Anagram, Fridthjof Film

Keywords
male rear nudity, male frontal nudity, wartime, soldier, gay

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 peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. 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.