Tom of Finland

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic 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, and gay men around him are being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art: homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Dome Karukoski

Cast:

  • Pekka Strang
  • Lauri Tilkanen
  • Jessica Grabowsky
  • Werner Daehn

Writer:

  • Aleksi Bardy

Producers:

  • Aleksi Bardy
  • Miia Haavisto
  • Annika Sucksdorff

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