Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997) - Plot Summary Poster


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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..


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  • An Italian designer travels to Istanbul to sell a traditional Turkish steam bath left to him by a deceased aunt. Upon arrival, he becomes enthralled by the city and decides to renovate and return the bath to the public. This sudden change of heart may have something to do with the fact that he's fallen in love with a beautiful young local boy. Their romantic relationship is cut short when the designer's wife arrives in Turkey with her own agenda.

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