TOM OF FINLAND

NR  |  1 hour 56 minutes • Archived

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About

Known to the world as TOM OF FINLAND, the proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of repressive Finnish society of the 1950s, through the embrace of his art amid the sexual revolution in 1970s California. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

Directed By

Dome Karukoski

Written By

Aleksi Bardy

Cast

Jakob Oftebro, Pekka Strang, Troy T. Scott 

Language

Finnish and German with English subtitles, and some English

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