Tom of Finland

The story of the life path of the Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, known worldwide for its homoerotic drawings. Also the film tells about the attitude of society towards homosexuals in post-war Finland and the USA.

  • Dome Karukoski

Release Date: 2017-07-19
IMDb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: DK, FI, DE, IS, SE, US
  • Language: Finnish | German | English
  • Runtime: 1h:55m
  • Budget: €5,000,000
Renata Metabel
28 October 2019 | 01:44

In once, turned out biopic with a human face. Karukoski masterfully constructed the film so that even the most sentimental and Leadville moments no stuffed mouth.

The film primarily deals with the theme of freedom and self-realization in the conditions of social pressure. You can treat the LGBT community and so criminal prosecution, stigmatization and other totalitarianism of the spirit and body — unambiguously negative phenomenon. The main action takes place in the period of 40-70s, Laaksonen, a Finnish artist and designer working in the advertising industry, a parallel exists in the parallel realities of sexuality and "on the table" for many years draws a closed curve with now known around the world stories and images. So it and continued — ambivalent relations with the sister, a secret multi-year cohabitation with another dancer, but at some point the artist makes a second attempt to achieve fame not in his native Finland severe (progressive Germany and Denmark also give a powerful kick, if that), and in the United States.

And all unexpectedly, it turns out, is born Volume of Finland as an icon of subculture. Not very interesting to retell, I can only say that was not the agitation and not a single biographical sketch, and good movie the nerve.

How long is Tom of Finland?
2h 35m
How much did it cost to make Tom of Finland?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least €5,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Tom of Finland?
This tv-show was directed by Dome Karukoski.
What is the genre of Tom of Finland?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Biography.
Who starred in Tom of Finland?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Jessica Grabowsky, Lauri Tilkanen, Pekka Strang.
What is Tom of Finland IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.8.
When was Tom of Finland released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-07-19.