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Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
"Hamam" (original title)

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Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul, he travels there to look after the sale of the ... See full summary »

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Carlo Cecchi ...
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Halil Ergün ...
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Basak Köklükaya ...
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Alberto Molinari ...
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Zozo Toledo ...
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Ludovica Modugno ...
Voice of Aunt Anita (voice)
Zerrin Arbas
Necdet Mahfi Ayral
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Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul, he travels there to look after the sale of the hamam (one of a few traditional Turkish baths left) he inherited. There he meets the family running the hamam, gets attracted to a member of it and the whole Turkish atmosphere and decides not to sell the hamam.. Written by Anonymous

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ITL 98,499,000 (Italy) (9 May 1997)

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$655,078 (USA) (5 May 2000)
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A great film about happiness!
18 January 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film about happiness and love, not some sex film. Finding your true place in life physically as well as emotionally is the theme. Everything is beautiful about this movie, the people, the love between the two men and the between the family and Francesco. Great performances by the cast, especially Alessandro Gassman. Beautiful scenes of Istanbul, which I am sure is not seen by the usual tourist.

I loved this movie and highly recommend it.


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