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Filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of 20th century gay culture. Tom of Finland is the beautiful and thrilling true story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen and his journey to international success.

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in WWII, 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 inhibitions.

Language: Finnish, German, English.

Cert 18, 116 mins

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Publishers Saffron Hill/Peccadillo
Year of Publication 2017

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TOM OF FINLAND - DVD

Filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of 20th century gay culture. Tom of Finland is the beautiful and thrilling true story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen and his journey to international success.

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in WWII, 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 inhibitions.

Language: Finnish, German, English.

Cert 18, 116 mins

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TOM OF FINLAND - DVD

TOM OF FINLAND - DVD

Filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of 20th century gay culture. Tom of Finland is the beautiful and thrilling true story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen and his journey to international success.

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in WWII, 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 inhibitions.

Language: Finnish, German, English.

Cert 18, 116 mins