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Steam of life

Miesten vuoro
IMDB rating
7.4
Quality
SD
Year:
2010
Audio:
German
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
80 Min
Age Rating:
Not rated
Year:
2010
Country:
Finland
Fat men, thin men, fit men, men who dress as Santa, vagrants: all of them go to the Finnish sauna. If they don't have a sauna nearby, they build one. Scenes of men in an old, beat-up mobile home, car or phone booth seem like they're straight out of an absurdist play. But once the men are in the sauna, usually with a drink in hand, the stories start flowing. Naked and sweaty, surrounded by steam, the Fins reveal their sensitive sides. In between sobs, a heavyset fellow talks about his troubled youth. Another discusses how thankful he is for his simple life, after an adolescence of alcohol and crime. A father cries over his deceased child. In the steam of the sauna, tears blend in better. Beautiful, touching stories are interspersed with footage of the Finnish landscape.
Cast & Crew
Director
Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen
Cast
Timo Aalto, Pekka Ahonen, Aarne Aksila, Mauno Alasuutari
Writer
Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen