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Steaming (1985)

R | | Drama | 31 May 1985 (UK)
Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.

Director:

Joseph Losey

Writers:

Nell Dunn (adapted from the play STEAMING by), Patricia Losey (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Nancy
Sarah Miles ... Sarah
Diana Dors ... Violet
Patti Love ... Josie
Brenda Bruce ... Mrs. Meadows
Felicity Dean ... Dawn
Sally Sagoe Sally Sagoe ... Celia
Anna Tzelniker Anna Tzelniker ... Mrs. Goldstein
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Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.

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Direct from its play house film event premiere season See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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As Joseph Losey had died before the movie had been released, the film was partially marketed as being the final film of the respected American director, with taglines on some movie posters reading, "The final classic from acclaimed director Joseph Losey." See more »


Soundtracks

Steaming
Music by Richard Harvey
Lyrics by Robin Bextor (as Robin Ellis-Bextor)
Sung by Stephanie De Sykes (as Stephanie de Sykes)
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A real english treat
21 June 2002 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

I have not noticed a lot of British nudie cutie films make the hop over the pond. I was not expecting many either, given the Brit's public persona as being presented as very reserved (Benny Hill not withstanding).

What a pleasant surprise to see this film about some rather good looking older and a few good looking, but kind of plump, younger women, letting it all hang out while going around a lot in their starkers!

The director managed to make the nudity both titillating and non-exploitive at the same time--This was not too hard considering the caliber of the acting talent involved. And the fact that no men appeared anywhere in the film probably made it more of a "lets hide a camera in a women's steam club and see what they really talk about!". Surprise--it's men! No feminine hygiene, breast cancer, yeast infections, or even babies!

The one thing about the limeys is that even when they don't do something often, they do it right! Rather old bean, top drawer!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Steaming See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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World Film Services See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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