Brewery Arts Centre


Tom of Finland [18] 114mins | 2017

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Tom of Finland [18] 114mins | 2017

  • Directed By: Dome Karukoski
  • Starring: Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Pekka Strang

Ticket prices £7.50

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Synopsis

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 and 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.