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Tom of Finland (2017)

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Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.

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Müller
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Veli
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Kaija Laaksonen
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Sahlin
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Russian Paratrooper
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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 peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution. Written by Helsinki-filmi

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Elokuva rohkeudesta, rakkaudesta ja vapaudesta. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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24 February 2017 (Finland)  »

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Touko  »

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€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,524 (North America) (15 October 2017)
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Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film competition at 2018 Academy Awards. See more »

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Referenced in Tähdet, tähdet: Elokuvamusiikki (2016) See more »

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Shouldn't get more than 3.
4 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie shouldn't get more than 3 stars. However, jingoism tend to blind everyone who don't posses basic qualities like logic. The reason of higher votes is coming from Finns who tend to give thumbs up to anything, no matter how appalling it is, as soon as it hits a mild interest from foreign media.


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