Tom of Finland Poster

Release Date: October 13th, 2017

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2018

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen becomes famous for his homoerotic works.

Cast: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Werner Daehn, Seumas F. Sargent, Taisto Oksanen, Jakob Oftebro, Martin Bahne

Director: Dome Karukoski

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Fridthjof Film, Anagram, Helsinki Filmi Oy, Film Väst

Distributors: Kino Lorber

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A good, strong movie, but never threatens to be great. One salivates at the adventurous directions the film could have explored. show more

  • In a subtle but wily performance, Strang never loses sight of his character’s innate sense of resistance. By drawing his way out of the closet, Tom of Finland drew a door for others to come out as well. show more

  • Tom of Finland is a film about a man who was famous for very dirty drawings, but it is unfortunately restricted by a dehydrated kind of good taste from ever being very dirty or very sexy. show more

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Nominated Best Sound
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Nominated Best Costume Design
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Nominated Best Makeup and Hairstyles
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