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Tom of Finland

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Tom of Finland
Movie Poster
Country DEN.jpg Denmark
FIN.jpg Finland
GER.jpg Germany
SWE.jpg Sweden
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Dome Karukoski
Release Date February 24, 2017
Language English
Studio Helsinki-filmi
Anagram Väst
Fridthjof Film
Neutrinos Productions
Film Väst
Distributor Protagonist Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Touko Laaksonen Pekka Strang
Veli (Nipa) Lauri Tilkanen
Kaija Laaksonen Jessica Grabowsky
Jack Jakob Oftebro
Müller Werner Daehn

Tom of Finland is a 2017 multi-nationally produced film biography directed by Dome Karukoski, who was also responsible for the screenplay together with Aleksi Bardy. The film cinematically depicts the life of Touko Valio Laaksonen. Laaksonen, known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland, was a Finnish artist known for his homoerotic drawings. For the Finn Touko Laaksonen, his return home from the front of World War II does not bring the peace he had hoped for: In his homeland, he cannot openly live out his homosexuality and faces the constant threat of denunciation and prosecution. Tom does not even reveal to his sister Kaija that he is gay, and he has to keep his relationship with the dancer Veli Mäkinen a secret. To express his feelings at least in an artistic way, he begins to draw homoerotic pictures. Under the artist's pseudonym, these works eventually reach the public, and they become a symbol of the revolution for gay men worldwide.

The following weapons were used in the film Tom of Finland:


Smith & Wesson Model 15

San Francisco Police officers can be seen with holstered Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Touko takes a picture of the surprised Police Officers who are on the lookout for fugitive criminals. A glimpse of the grip can be seen in the holster of the leader of the group (Jari Forsman).


Mosin-Nagant M/27

During Touko's (Pekka Strang) several Continuation War flashbacks, Finnish soldiers are armed with Mosin-Nagant M/27 rifles.

Mosin-Nagant M/27 -7.62x54mmR
A Finn with his rifle over his back takes cover in a trench from a Soviet air raid.
The Mosin-Nagant rifle is seen on the left held by a soldier in a camp.
Another M27 on the left, leaning against sandbags.
A closer view of the front sight of the same rifle.


What appears to be an SKS is carried by an East German Border guard.

SKS - 7.62x39mm
Touko looks through the train window at the border guard.

Submachine Guns


A PPSh-41 is slung by another Border guard.

PPSh-41 with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
The border guard stands at the railway station in East Berlin.


Bofors 40mm

Finnish soldiers operate a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun during a war flashback.

Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
The gun under airattack.

Smith & Wesson Model 916A

One of the SFPD officers appears to be holding Smith & Wesson Model 916A shotgun.

Smith & Wesson Model 916A - 12 gauge
The shotgun seen on the left.
A slightly different view of the shotgun.

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