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Release Date:
25 November 1998 (USA) See more »
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What he inherited was a sexual awakening...
Plot:
Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul... See more » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An Unfolding Without Much Feeling See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alessandro Gassman ... Francesco
Francesca d'Aloja ... Marta
Carlo Cecchi ... Oscar
Halil Ergün ... Osman

Serif Sezer ... Perran

Mehmet Günsür ... Mehmet
Basak Köklükaya ... Fusun
Alberto Molinari ... Paolo
Zozo Toledo ... Zozo
Ludovica Modugno ... Voice of Aunt Anita (voice)
Zerrin Arbas
Necdet Mahfi Ayral
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murat Ilker

Alper Kul ... Italian

Directed by
Ferzan Ozpetek 
 
Writing credits
Ferzan Ozpetek (story)

Ferzan Ozpetek  and
Stefano Tummolini 

Aldo Sambrell 

Produced by
Paolo Buzzi .... executive producer
Cengiz Ergun .... co-producer
Ozan Ergun .... executive producer
Marco Risi .... producer
Aldo Sambrell .... co-producer
Maurizio Tedesco .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aldo De Scalzi 
Pivio 
 
Cinematography by
Pasquale Mari 
 
Film Editing by
Mauro Bonanni 
 
Art Direction by
Ziya Ulkenciler 
Virginia Vianello 
 
Costume Design by
Selda Cicek 
Metella Raboni 
 
Production Management
Roberto Manni .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianluca Mazzella .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Maria Teresa Padula .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist
Marco Grillo .... sound
Angelo Raguseo .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfredo Betrò .... first assistant camera
Francesco Carini .... clapper loader
Marco Santarelli .... key grip
 
Other crew
Vincenzo Mosca .... film sales executive
Gianluca Nardulli .... public relations team (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Hamam" - Italy (original title)
"The Turkish Baths" - USA
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94 min
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
An Unfolding Without Much Feeling, 19 March 1999
Author: harry-76 from Cleveland, Ohio USA

"Hamam" tends to keep one's interest through its presentation rather than its actual content. Nothing much happens of significance, but the director has his characters exchanging furtive glances, knowing expressions, and shoots his scenes in a mysterious manner. The feeling is that something significant is going to happen at any moment; it doesn't really until close to the film's end. Indeed, the director has taken a pretty lame script and made it appear like a minor suspenser. The characters do not say much of anything important, just a lot of small talk and petty attentions. Yet a kind of sensual atmosphere is created by use of the lush color photography and atmospheric Turkish music and scenery. How one enjoys this film will depend on individual tastes. I saw this as part of an international film festival, and simply appreciated an opportunity to sample a Turkish contemporary film, nicely subtitled.

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