Steam of life

Was Männer sonst nicht zeigen - Geschichten aus der finnischen Sauna

6.3
HD Not rated Finland 2010 80 min
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Audio:

German

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Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart and cleanse themselves both physically and mentally.

Director

Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen

Cast

Timo Aalto, Pekka Ahonen, Aarne Aksila, Mauno Alasuutari

Writer

Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen

Full description

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.

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