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Biography of the iconic queer artist Touko Laaksonen, AKA Tom of Finland

Biography of the iconic queer artist Touko Laaksonen, AKA Tom of Finland

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Finnish biographical drama directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Pekka Strang, Taisto Oksanen and Lauri Tilkanen.

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home as a hero after a harrowing 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, with men around him pressured into marrying women and having children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhabitations.

His work – celebrated under his nom de peinture Tom of Finland – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a worldwide gay revolution.

Finnish biographical drama directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Pekka Strang, Taisto Oksanen and Lauri Tilkanen.

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home as a hero after a harrowing 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, with men around him pressured into marrying women and having children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhabitations.

His work – celebrated under his nom de peinture Tom of Finland – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a worldwide gay revolution.

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SKU 5060265150785
Catalogue Number EC1078
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2017
Director Karukoski, Dome
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Saffron Hill Films
Countries Finland
Subtitles English
Language(s) Finnish/German
Running time 116 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 18

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