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thumbnail Tom of Finland (2016 Finland)

Biography, Drama, Event, Genre , trackback

Director:Dome Karukoski
Starring: Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky, Werner Daehn
Genre: Biography/drama
Duration: 114 mins

After suffering from the trauma of WWII, Touko Laaksonen finds no peace at home in Finland, a country where homosexuality is illegal. With the help of his sister, Touko finds work in an advertising agency, but becomes worn down by his inability to express his desires. Touko spends his nights drawing his fantasies instead; men with strong jaw lines, clad in uniform and frequently, leather. The sketches eventually draw worldwide attention, though not without an escalating risk of persecution. A superb biography of the man behind the iconic signature ‘Tom of Finland’, which became a notorious emblem of an entire generation of men, and a globally identified symbol of their freedom and sexual liberation.

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