DOME KARUKOSKI

TOM OF FINLAND

The art you know. The man you don't.
2017 · 110 mins · Drama
From award winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski, TOM OF FINLAND is the long-awaited biography of artist Touko Laaksonen, the man behind the iconic signature ‘Tom of Finland’, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings. After the trauma of serving in WWII, Touko (Pekka Strang, in a towering performance) finds no peace at home as he has to go to increasingly greater lengths to hide his homosexuality, even from his family. Touko gains confidence from the positive reactions he receives after sharing his explicit drawings of muscular men in sexually uninhibited situations with a select few. But it is only...

From award winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski, TOM OF FINLAND is the long-awaited biography of artist Touko Laaksonen, the man behind the iconic signature ‘Tom of Finland’, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings. After the trauma of serving in WWII, Touko (Pekka Strang, in a towering performance) finds no peace at home as he has to go to increasingly greater lengths to hide his homosexuality, even from his family. Touko gains confidence from the positive reactions he receives after sharing his explicit drawings of muscular men in sexually uninhibited situations with a select few. But it is only when an American publisher sees them and invites Tuoko over to the West Coast that his life really takes a turn and Touko dives head first into the sexual revolution, becoming an icon and a rallying point.

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Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
PAL174
Languages
Finnish
Subtitles
English
Encoding
PAL
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1

Directed by

Dome Karukoski

Featuring

Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Pekka Strang