Tom of Finland

By

Dome Karukoski

Duration

116 MIN

Language

Finnish

Subtitles

French

Country

Sweden, Finland, Denmark

Year

2017

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Synopsis

This is the tale of Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland. Freshly decorated for his service during the World War II, Laaksonen returns home to live with his sister Kaija. Like many men of his time, he keeps his homosexuality secret. The hostility and homophobia that prevailed in Helsinki lead him to withdraw further. He takes refuge in his art, the only place where he can be himself and let his drives and his creativity run free. It is in this state of mind that creates the numerous emblematic characters that would go on to mark the gay community – first in secret, in his city and around it, then eventually on a global scale.

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Direction

Dome Karukoski

Screenplay

Aleksi Bardy
Dome Karukoski

Cast

Pekka Strang
Lauri Tilkanen
Jessica Grabowsky
Jakob Oftebro
Werner Daehn

Original Title

Tom of Finland

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