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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 »
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A beguiling, understated tale of self-discovery 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
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Alper Kul ... Italian
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hamam" - Italy (original title)
"The Turkish Baths" - USA
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94 min
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A beguiling, understated tale of self-discovery, 9 April 1999
Author: anonymous from Boston, Mass.

I agree with those who comment that marketing this as a gay film is an indulgence in false pretenses, but I and my friends have enjoyed this thoughtful, beautifully filmed parable of self-discovery as a parable for the coming-out process. The vagueness and the fact that so much of the story is told through glances, gazes, and shimmering vistas of Old Istanbul means that everyone can bring their own story along with them to illuminate the hints and nuances of this remarkable film.

The ensemble performances were very powerful, and I honestly couldn't find any false notes here, though the atmosphere of Mediterranean melodrama at the film's sudden and somewhat awkwardly contrived conclusion seemed a little heavy and perhaps unnecessary as an ending to the serenity of the film as a whole.

I quite liked the music, and I enjoyed the director's eye for everyday details in a landscape that is very exotic to a North American filmgoer--reminiscent of The Scent of Green Papaya, or Raise the Red Lantern.

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