Tom of Finland

11 yrs 112 minutes 2017 6.8

Touko Laaksonen served as an officer during the difficult years in World War II, but the life that follows proves to be just as tough. Post-war Helsinki is a limiting place for a young gay man, and threats and violence is everyday life for Touko. Through the pseudonym “Tom of Finland” he publishes his art, consisting of homoerotic drawings, which becomes a way to liberation for Touko, and all the men who around the world finds themselves in a similar situation. Jan Lumholdt, at Svenska Dagbladet writes: “It’s a classic exposition, dignified, well-made, well-played”.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Biography, drama, queer
Director: Dome Karukoski
Actor: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowski, Taisto Oksanen, Seumas Sargent, Jakob Oftebro, Niklas Hogner
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish