Genres: Drama, Biograph, Finnish movie
Rating: K-12 (9)
Release Date: 24.2.2017
Length: 1h 56min
Distributor: Finnkinon teatterilevitys
Director: Dome Karukoski
Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.
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 and 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.
SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH. Track language is mostly Finnish (some scenes in English and German, these are subtitled in Finnish also.)