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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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Francesca d'Aloja ...
Marta
Carlo Cecchi ...
Oscar
Halil Ergün ...
Osman
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Perran
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Mehmet
Basak Köklükaya ...
Fusun
Alberto Molinari ...
Paolo
Zozo Toledo ...
Zozo
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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Subtle, smart, art
31 May 2002 | by (Annandale, VA) – See all my reviews

I like a movie that has a distinct climax, yet is easy to overlook or perhaps miss altogether. The climax of Hamam is when Francesco hands his wife the letters from his aunt and asks that she send them back when she's finished reading them. It is a seemingly small, inconsequential gesture -- but an act of conviction that describes a person's inner workings far more than could ever be achieved with an abundance of words. It is truly a beautiful moment -- one of many -- and a reason this is a film worth viewing.


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