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Steaming (1985)

R | | Drama | 22 May 1985 (France)
Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.

Director:

Joseph Losey

Writers:

Robin Bextor (additional narrative), Nell Dunn (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Nancy
Sarah Miles ... Sarah
Diana Dors ... Violet
Patti Love Patti Love ... Josie
Brenda Bruce ... Mrs. Meadows
Felicity Dean ... Dawn Meadows
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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sauna See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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World Film Services See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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The film was first released in theaters posthumously for both actress Diana Dors and director Joseph Losey. See more »

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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.1047 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Steaming
Music by Richard Harvey
Lyrics by Robin Bextor (as Robin Ellis-Bextor)
Performed by Stephanie De Sykes
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Works better on a stage
15 December 2014 | by wrichardSee all my reviews

Five stars for this film of Nell Dunn's play set in an English council run Turkish bath on Women's day. There is some fine acting: Diana Dors steals the show of course for her sheer ability. Venessa Redgrave gives a stolid performance although there is nothing to stretch an actress of her abilities, and the rest of the cast give good performances. The whole film has an atmosphere of a BBC play for today and there is no real cinematic quality to the film as a whole. I really would not want to see this on the big screen. Perhaps this is due to the confines of the set: we see the plunge bath, steam room, hot room, exercise room, showers and rest room. And that's it. No exterior shots to establish the baths - all the action takes place in one location. The whole thing is simply a filmed play. Workmanlike but not inspired.The play however examines relationships between a number of women, mostly middle class.


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