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Steam of Life (2010)

Miesten vuoro (original title)
Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart.
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Credited cast:
Timo Aalto Timo Aalto ... Self
Pekka Ahonen Pekka Ahonen ... Self
Aarne Aksila Aarne Aksila ... Self
Mauno Alasuutari Mauno Alasuutari ... Self
Arto Blomqvist Arto Blomqvist ... Self
Benjamin Dianof Benjamin Dianof ... Self
Pentti Grönlund Pentti Grönlund ... Self
Marko Haapaniemi Marko Haapaniemi ... Self
Esko Haikara Esko Haikara ... Self
Veikko Hakasaari Veikko Hakasaari ... Self
Heikki Halttu Heikki Halttu ... Self
Tuomo Hannuksela Tuomo Hannuksela ... Self
Jyri Hatakka Jyri Hatakka ... Self
Rauno Heikkilä Rauno Heikkilä ... Self
Reijo Heikkilä Reijo Heikkilä ... Self
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Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart.

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Documentary

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Referenced in Elämä on Blues (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Oravan laulu (The Squirrel)
Lyrics by Aleksis Kivi
Composed by Aapo Similä
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men sit in saunas and talk
1 September 2011 | by palmersdmrarSee all my reviews

Normally taciturn Finnish men, bare their bodies, and metaphorically their souls, in several different sauna settings.Thus we discover that they are are really all too human. Something that their body shape has already made all too clear. The stories are interesting,if often gloomy. The saunas are entertainingly diverse in nature, and ingenuity. A bear provides one scene to lift the mood. The film could do with more such moments. The scenery is evocative. Cold,white and distant at times, yet it makes you want to explore it, as long as you are well protected from its bite. A hot sauna is just what is needed to warm yourself after such a trip. I guess this is why emotional landscapes can be laid bare in the steam as well.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Den nakna mannen See more »

Filming Locations:

Teuva, Finland

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Budget:

EUR400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$499,527
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Oktober, Röde Orm Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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