OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW
2017 | 115 minutes | Drama
Director: Dome Karukoski
Written by: Aleksi Bardy
Stars: Pekka Strang, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn
Touko Laaksonen returned home to Helsinki a hero after an eventful military service during World War II, but peacetime was no less distressing for him as he was persecuted for his homosexuality, forced to have secret affairs and pressured into marrying a woman.
However, he went on to discover liberation in his art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men in provocative poses, and developed a worldwide following that fanned the flames of gay revolution in the US.