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Francesco (Gassman) is a young Italian businessman married to the equally busy Marta (d'Aloja) and living a fashionable life in Rome. When he learns an aunt has left him a building in Istanbul, he leaves to check out his inheritance. What Francesco discovers is that he now possesses a traditional Turkish bath and that the family his aunt lived with and employed is eager for him to stay. Mysterious Istanbul begins to work its magic as does Francesco's unexpected (and mutual) growing attraction to the family's son, Mehmet (Gunsur). Of course, Marta does eventually show up. Italian and Turkish with subtitles.

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Available on Running time 96 minutes. Originally from Turkish, Italian, Spanish.

Cast and Crew

Gays, Marriage, Rome--Modern, Istanbul, not Constantinople, Adultery
Ferzan Ozpetek, Stefano Tummolini
Alessandro Gassman, Francesca D'Aloja, Carlo Cecchi, Mehmet Gunsur, Serif Sezer, Basak Koklukaya, Halil Ergun, Alberto Molinari
Pasquale Mari
Ferzan Ozpetek
Aldo De Scalzi

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Steam: A Turkish Bath
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Steam: A Turkish Bath came out in 1996 and has a total running time of 96 minutes. The film is spoken in Italian and Turkish with English subtitles. Alessandro Gassman, Francesa D’Aloja, Carlo Cecchi and Mehmet Gunsur star in this romantic drama. Francesco and Marta are married and live a busy life in Rome. When Francesco’s aunt dies, he inherits a building in Istanbul. He travels alone to look at his inheritance. While there, he meets a family running the building and soon becomes very attracted to one of the family members. His wife shows up later on and finds out.