Tom of Finland

Biopic of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture: Touko Laaksonen.

Please note that this film is in Finnish, German and English, with Dutch subtitles.
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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.

Dome Karukoski, Finland, Sweden, Denemark, Germany, Iceland, USA, 2017, 116 min. Finnish, German & English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky, Lauri Tilkanen, Jimmy Shaw, Werner Daehn.