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Steam of Life

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Encore Broadcast Date: August 16, 2012

PBS Premiere: August 2, 2011


From a land of long, dark winters comes Steam of Life, a moody, comic and moving study of Finnish men as framed by the national obsession with the sauna. There, they come together to sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also their grief, hopes, joys and memories. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men. (60 minutes)

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TAGS: europe, finland, male bonding, men, northern europe, sauna

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Film Information

Steam of Life (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 2, 2011

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 16, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmakers: Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen Bio | Statement

Press: Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim


Joonas Berghäll
Joonas Berghäll
Mika Hotakainen
Mika Hotakainen

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