Lauri Törhönen

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Lauri Törhönen
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Lauri Törhönen
Born (1947-08-16) August 16, 1947 (age 71)
Helsinki, Finland
NationalityFinland
OccupationFilm Director
Notable workTropic of Ice

Lauri Törhönen (born 16 August 1947 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish film director. He has directed 13 feature films including Tropic of Ice. He worked in Warren Beatty's Reds as the second assistant director: Finland (as Lauri Torhonen) and in Gorky Park by Michael Apted also as the second assistant director: Finland (as Lauri Torhonen).

Törhönen worked as professor of film art in University of Art and Design Helsinki.

In January 2018, the Finnish national broadcasting service Yle published news of accusations of sexual harassment against Törhönen. The accusations were made by around 20 women, and contain events from the 1980s to the 2000s.[1] Later Törhönen published a brief press release where he apologised his behaviour. In a television interview some weeks later he acknowledged some bad behaviour but denied any allegations of serious sexual harassment.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Rigatelli, Sara. "Naiset elokuva-alalla kertovat professori Lauri Törhösen vuosia jatkuneesta ahdistelusta – "Häirinnästä tuli sukupolvikokemus"". Yle. Yleisradio. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ Ahdistelusta syytetty ohjaaja Lauri Törhönen Ylellä: Kyseessä on ollut joku muu kuin minä, Turun Sanomat, February 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Seksuaalisesta häirinnästä syytetty elokuvaohjaaja Lauri Törhönen Arto Nybergin ohjelmassa Ylellä: ”Siellä on ollut joku muu kuin minä”, Helsingin Sanomat, February 18, 2018.