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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:
Beautiful movie 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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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful movie, 13 September 2000
Author: altea from Antwerpen, Belgium

"Steam", also known as "Hamam" or "Il Bagno Turco" is one of the best movies I have ever seen! After repeat viewing you will notice the beauty of the story, characters and the city of Istanbul! Francesco is the sole heir of his aunt, the sister of his mother, whom he has never known! Being single, after a life of love and tragedy, she was living the last years of her life with a Turkish family in an old original part of Istanbul. Due to the downfall of tradition, the Hamam lost its appeal and had to be closed. Francesco, an architect/interior designer, living in Italy, in a wealthy part of Rome with his girlfriend goes to Istanbul to take care of the estate of his aunt. From his arrival he is drawn into the mysterious world of Hamam! Great is his surprise that his inheritance is a Hamam! After getting to know the family, Francesco is engulfed in this new old world of Turkey and Istanbul. Going from very wealthy in Rome to being a guest of a very poor Turkish family, Francesco's life and the Hamam become "one". Francesco has decided to rebuild his life without his girlfriend and Rome and starts rebuilding the Haman in Istanbul to its former glory with the help of Mehmet, son of the Turkish family, who, during the course of the restauration, becomes his lover. From then on things start to develop very quickly in a storm of old against new, east against west, money against poverty, greed against tradition, love against hate and finally gay against straight untill the very end! The conclusion is as shocking as unexpected! A movie to be viewed and reviewed again and again! Highly recommended!

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