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Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland is a movie starring Pekka Strang, Seumas F. Sargent, and Chris Myland. Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most...

Other Titles
トム・オブ・フィンランド, Touko, Tom od Finske, Tom al Finlandei, Toms no Somijas
Running Time
1 hours 57 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Biography
Director
Dome Karukoski
Writer
Mark Alton Brown, Mia Ylönen, Dome Karukoski, Aleksi Bardy, Kauko Röyhkä, Noam Andrews, Aleksi Bardy, Susanna Luoto
Actors
Chris Myland, Alf Myreen, Seumas F. Sargent, Pekka Strang
Country
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, USA, Germany
Year
2017
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about drama «Tom of Finland» (31)

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Lauren Delgado

This is a movie I was compelled to see after seeing the documentary on the Finnish version of the Olympics, What Do You Do, You Win. It was fascinating to see the inner workings of the organization and how some members seem to be quite happy with their treatment. It was also interesting to see how there are people who are all-too-eager to complain about their treatment. However, one thing that struck me was the seeming enmity between the coach and his players. It is true that the coach doesn't like to admit that he has a problem with the players, but he is still a player and he is obviously trying to teach them how to play well. While I do not know the men in this story, I think that it was probably not entirely fair of the coaches to withhold information that was vital to their success. But, this may be because they did not want to give the players a voice, and, thus, would have been better off keeping the players' true feelings to themselves. And, there is the word of mouth about the program, and the need for a positive image of the program to increase attendance and make people want to come back. These are all reasons that would have made the coaches aware of the problems with the program. This is a great story of an organization trying to make a difference in a difficult situation. It's worth seeing.

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Cheryl S.

I don't know where to start. I saw this film for the first time at the old Kalev's Memorial theatre in Chicago, and it was the first time that I had seen it since I left the theater in 1979. I didn't know much about it, I just knew that it was about a gay man from Finland who was the inspiration for one of my all time favorite films of all time, "The Colors of the Wind". I am gay myself, so that did nothing to lessen the emotional impact of the film. In fact, I felt that this film could only have been made better and more realistic by an actor who had been with a man for a number of years. I am just now starting to read more about this film and I have to say that it is just as beautiful as the film it is based on. "The Wedding Singer" was the start of an extraordinary career, and this film is a reminder of what it was like to grow up in a small town with a single parent and a father who was too busy to spend time with you. The soundtrack is gorgeous. The film is an emotional roller coaster. The story is well told, and the characters are drawn just right. There is something for everyone to enjoy. My father in law was very moved and was laughing out loud the whole time. He is one of my favorite movie actors. This movie is a must see. If you are a gay man and you have ever been in a small town, this movie is a must see. It is a great story that could only have been made better by the leading actor.

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Grace

This is an old movie from our era. An old fashion Finnish history that has a really bad performance by all the actors, and the most important part of the movie is not about the history. It is about the life of a man, who falls in love with a young woman. That is the movie about them. The acting of the main actors are really good, but in a very poor way. They do not feel any real emotions. The movie has a lot of different emotions in it, but nothing that makes us cry. The movie was an interesting film, but the production was so bad that it ruined it. The director is so bad that I would give it a 9 out of 10, but in reality, it is a good movie. But if you want to see an excellent movie, watch The Brothers Grimm or Lord of the Rings.

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Dennis

I know it sounds like a oxymoron but it was so well made and so beautifully acted. I just sat in my car and had to take a break just to watch it and take a breather from the road and the winter. What a powerful story. Loved it.

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Elizabeth Hanson

There is nothing in this movie to dislike or criticize. It's an honest, great story told from a real person's perspective. I was on the edge of my seat. This is a very important movie to have seen, and I highly recommend it.

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Larry Chavez

I really enjoyed this film. I have seen many films by the director Michael Nyman, and this is one of his most enjoyable films. It's very well done, very well photographed, and the acting was superb. He used a few colors that I've never seen in his films, and that is why I like them so much. There was very little violence, and I don't see why people were complaining. It was a very good movie, and I would recommend it to everyone. I liked the characters, and how they were portrayed. If you like a film with a great story, then this is the film for you.

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Kathleen Brooks

The story of her life, her conviction, her situation in prison, the trial and the final verdict. The film is a must for everyone. It is a must for all Americans.

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Louis Bailey

A fine performance by Tom Hanks, great portrayal of the son, wonderful music and great cinematography. A highly recommended movie. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but I will say that the only thing that I didn't like about it was that it was somewhat long. That said, I loved it. The only bad thing I can say about it is that the ending was a little far fetched. So all in all, an excellent movie.

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Ann

I just saw this movie today and it's my first Tim Burton movie, and he is great! This is a really good film, I love the first part of the movie and this is one of the most intense movies I've seen. You won't get bored watching this. It's very good. The acting is also really good. This is probably one of the best movies of all time.

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Linda Harper

the story of John of Finland is very interesting.i do not know much about the history of this country,but i am a sailor and so i have some idea of how this country is,how it was,how it is nowadays.so,when i saw the movie "John of Finland" i was really surprised to see how small a country it is and how poor a country it is.so,this movie was made as a tribute to that country.and this movie is great.but the main idea is how little the people of this country can do to change this country for the better.so,i do not want to say much about this movie,as i know a lot about this country.i do not know how John of Finland is going to affect the people of this country.but i have no problem with it.so,this is a great movie.but if you are not from that country,you will not understand that it is a very good movie,and you might have a problem with it.

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Ruth

The film revolves around a little girl's struggle with her disease, the 'loose-lipped' looks of her eyes, her mother's hopeless lack of hope and faith and the unbelievable and severe behavior of the nurses. This movie is very moving, which has a pretty realistic plot. This movie is pretty intense and a bit frightening at some parts. This is a story about the girl's battle with her disease, and her desperate struggle to find the strength to survive. I give it a 9/10.

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Judy P.

I thought this movie was very good. I have read the book, and this film is a real glimpse into the dark side of life in the ghetto. It also shows the real life of the boys. I am glad they did not show the real, skin color. The violence is almost non-existent, and the boys are depicted in a very sympathetic way. The movie also shows the low standard of education in the ghetto. One of the problems with the ghetto is that there are few jobs. I wonder if the film will be showing this fact, because I have seen documentaries on the same subjects. If you haven't seen it, go and rent it.

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Mark Stevens

It's like a train wreck. Where you don't know where you are going. It is so boring, but it is an action film. It's such a shame. Because the story has great potential. You don't know where the story is going. I'm pretty sure I was going to miss something. And it was just so stupid. It doesn't have any emotional impact. It just makes you lose interest. I'm very disappointed. The end of the film is really not what I expected. It's kind of disappointing because I like the story and everything, but the end was really not what I wanted. But the movie is great. I liked it very much. It's so beautiful and it's a must watch.

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Laura Kennedy

I enjoyed this movie very much. It is a movie about a guy that has his moments of happiness and moments of sorrow and some other times. It is not so hard to relate to. It is a kind of a movie that you watch and then you start to talk about it. Sometimes it is so nice that you just have to say to yourself that you enjoyed it. Sometimes you have to say that this was really so. The dialogue was great, the acting was great, the direction was great. The story is great and the movie just gets better and better and better. I recommend it to anyone that likes a movie with a lot of depth. This is a movie that will have you thinking about it the next day.

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Marilyn M.

I am a big fan of Finnish actor Stellan Skarsgard and this movie was his big debut. It was his first time to play a major role in a movie and he did a very good job. The story is told in the first few minutes of the movie. The main character is a poet who wants to meet and write a book about the most important Finnish-thing. He writes about it and after he is contacted by the people who will be the publisher, he does not have any chance to write. All of this happens in the first few minutes of the movie. The rest of the movie is about his attempt to write a book about the most important Finnish-thing. I was very impressed with this movie and think it is one of the best movies that was made in Finland in the last years. It is a very special movie for Finnish film-critics and it is one of the best movies in Finland since the new decade.

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Steven Gardner

I was blown away by this movie. As I sit here writing this review, I realize that I probably have been rather harsh on this movie, and I apologize. I was very moved and very moved by this film. I think this movie really showed me a side of Finland that I hadn't seen before. I have seen plenty of documentaries about Finland, and the other side of Finland was represented in this movie, but never before was the atmosphere of a small town in the middle of the forest, a place that seems very isolated and far away, a place of simple life and quietness. This movie really helped me realize that. The story is pretty much about a family who is struggling to survive the winter of 1923, and how their lives are in complete disarray. The father is a bread maker who knows little about the outside world, and the mother is struggling to keep the family alive. The father is a bit of a joker, who also doesn't know what is going on outside the family. The son is a very popular child, and they try to raise him like a typical family. The mother is suffering from a mental condition, and she has been trying to kill herself for quite some time. The daughter has had problems with her husband for some time, and now she is having a change of heart and she is attempting to leave him and her parents. The son and daughter both try to make it through the winter, but each try to do it the best way they can, because of the mental condition and the lack of money. The father tries to get the son to work outside the family, and he doesn't want to, but his son does. The father and the mother try to keep the son and daughter in their place, and they are starting to do that. This is the movie that really got me thinking. I saw this movie for a couple of reasons. One, because I am a big fan of Tom Hanks and because I love Finnish culture. Two, because the director did a great job with the story, with the way the story was told. I highly recommend this movie to anyone, especially to people who want to know more about Finland. The story is well told, and the actors really played their roles very well. Tom Hanks and Ralf Herwig are both fantastic in their roles, and I can't wait to see what else they do in the future. This movie was really a great addition to the Finnish cinema, and it will definitely be one of my new favorites.

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John

This is an excellent film that captures the tension and loneliness that is inherent in every one of us. It also shows how the natural world has a way of coming to life and passing on its wisdom to us. It was also interesting to see how one of the children has an obsession with the snow. It was interesting to see how they managed to get the car to drive into the snow in the first place, and how they managed to save the kids from the snow slide. I was surprised to learn that the film has a very good score. The film is worth watching, especially for children.

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Jean V.

I am amazed that this film has not been nominated for an Oscar. It is a very moving and touching story about a man who was abandoned as a child and who, after a time, found his way back to his mother. It is very sad to see how hard it is to find a good home for a child. As the story progresses, it becomes clear to the viewer how hard it is to raise a child, how much this man's life was spent in loneliness, and how he tried so hard to be a good father. It is truly touching, and I would recommend this film to anyone who has felt that their life has been a struggle or that they have been a victim of abandonment. I have seen this film about three times, and I think it is the best I have seen in years.

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Ralph Allen

In a dark and foreboding atmosphere, this movie tells the story of a man, who was jailed for a crime he didn't commit. He's now released and living with his girlfriend in a nice apartment. He takes his girlfriend out on a Saturday evening, to go to the cinema to see "A Man for All Seasons". The film begins with a real life story. Then the story is told from the perspective of a prisoner. The movie is very short, and it seems that it was made for TV. It could be the reason for the lack of character development. The main character is very good, and the supporting characters are not bad. The main character is very strong. In conclusion, it is a very good movie. I would recommend it to anyone who is into Scandinavian movies.

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Diana Barnett

This is a great film that shows the troubles that artists go through and how difficult it is to make a living. It is a bit long, but overall I really enjoyed it.

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Jack

I enjoyed this movie. It was so beautiful and sad. I watched it in IMAX 3D, and I enjoyed it a lot. It was very well acted, and the story was very well written. It was a very good movie to watch.

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Jesse M.

This is a very good movie. A must see!

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Lisa Fernandez

I love this film and it's one of my favorite films of all time. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this film. I can't even imagine why it's not rated higher. It is very emotional and very well done. I think the film would be perfect if the violence was toned down or the sex scene was cut. I was truly shocked and horrified by the sexual scenes in this film. I think it's absolutely necessary to show the violence and the other sexual themes in a film. The sex scenes are very strong and they are the ones that make this film great. The film is very raw and very interesting and a lot of what happens in this film makes me think. I think that this film is very close to my heart and I think that many people would enjoy it.

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Adam

I have always been fascinated by this movie, the story and the development of the characters. It's a great story, the characters are amazing and the performances are just amazing. I've watched it more than 100 times and I still enjoy it. But in terms of the story, I would say it's a little bit overrated. The story is great, but it's not the best movie ever made. I give it 8 out of 10.

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Janice

I've watched the movie a couple of times and it is great story. I believe it is a story about a real people and it was very impressive. I'm amazed that it was not made into a TV series. It was well directed and well acted by the whole team. They make you feel the history, the friendship between all the characters. I think it was the best movie I ever watched in my life. I think that it is a great movie and I wish I could be a Finn, I think that it would be great if we can find the real people. I wish there is more movie like this.

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Brian M.

This is one of the few movies that can surpass the artistic expression and the creativity of Michael Winterbottom. The story of the immigrant immigrant family is the same one that I have read and talked about in a class many times. It is about the struggle of a single father to feed his family and the stress of having a new job, that had many problems in the beginning. This movie does a good job of portraying this kind of life of a migrant family. The acting is really good, I really liked the performance of the son of a immigrant immigrant. I think that all actors did a great job. The father and mother are great characters and the son is also great. The mother has an extraordinary idea of love, that is so strong. It was great to see the father really caring for his family, it was a great performance. The last scene is so sad, I really felt it. The movie is not just about this family but about the struggle of immigrants to survive. I recommend this movie to everyone.

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Madison Ryan

I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but I must say this was a great film. It is a work of art in many ways, but it is also extremely moving and heart-wrenching. You are moved to tears by the struggle of a mother to care for her dying son, a scene that will haunt you. You will cry for her at the end. I love the ending, because it shows that nothing matters but the people you care about. It is a great film, and I hope to see more like it.

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Zachary W.

The first half of this film is about a family that grows up in a German concentration camp, which was bombed by the Germans in WWII. The film covers the years 1939-45 and the mother's life in Auschwitz. This film also includes a young boy, who grew up in Auschwitz. I won't go into the rest of the story, but what I will say is that this is a very good film, in my opinion, that will have you thinking about it. It is a story of what it is like to be a child, in this particular case, in a concentration camp. I would definitely recommend this film. 9/10

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Robert

I had the opportunity to see this film at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I must say it was a refreshing change from the usual "kids with guns" or "kids with problems" fare. I don't mean to sound like a PR expert, but I was impressed with the casting and directing. I think that the film is not an original piece of work. But what made it different was the ability of the two young actors to portray their roles with honesty and authenticity. Both characters, John and Tony, had such a great chemistry that you could not help but feel that you were there with them. It was great to see a film about a part of the world that is so special to us. I enjoyed the script, the direction, and the performances by the two young actors. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a film about an important part of our world.

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Peter

The film was about the big movie star, Orson Welles, who died in 1941. It was told from Orson's point of view, so he could not see his mortality. The story is a familiar one, but I found it interesting. I think this film is a must see, because it shows us how someone can be so successful, yet how he is so vulnerable to mental illness. This is not a happy story, but the film is very touching, and there is no doubt that Orson Welles was one of the best entertainers of all time.

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Crystal

I have watched this movie since I was a teenager. I can't remember how many times I watched it but, I must say, I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. What a great story about the struggle of a young man who is trying to find his identity and the struggle that goes with it. I think that it would have been interesting to explore the theme of the modern life and the "experience" of the young man. I would have loved to have seen how his life went through the years, how he was able to develop a different identity and how that identity changed over time. I was also very interested in how he came to be a "star". I think that the way he was able to develop his "experience" in the movie was very interesting. He did not have to try very hard. He was able to use his unique talents, which he had, to achieve his goals and aspirations. This movie is a very important film. I hope that you enjoy it.