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The Shvitz (1993)

A look at the unlikely community forged in the 200 degree heat of the last traditional steam baths in the U.S. From gamblers to "new age" masseuses, from poets to rabbis, the characters ... See full summary »

Director:

Jonathan Berman

Writer:

Eric Breitbart (additional material)

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A look at the unlikely community forged in the 200 degree heat of the last traditional steam baths in the U.S. From gamblers to "new age" masseuses, from poets to rabbis, the characters form a sometimes conflicting, yet often compelling voice. The film uses the baths to give a perspective on the evolution of city life, while bringing up issues of ethnicity, nostalgia, sexuality, spirituality and ritual. "When we sit in this intense heat", says one patron, "we're all the same - millionaire and pauper". Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Official Web Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Five Points Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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