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Steam of Life (Miesten vuoro)

Steam of Life (Miesten vuoro) (2010)

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Release Date: Jan 26, 2010 Wide

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In Finland, the sauna isn't a luxury as it is in North America, but an everyday custom enjoyed by people of all walks of life. As filmmakers Mika Hotakainen and Joonas Berghäll explore both the practicalities and the ritual of the Finnish sauna in their documentary Miesten Vuoro (aka Steam of Life), they reveal that for many people, the sauna opens hearts and minds as well as pores. The directors visit a number of men from all parts of Finland, who show off their saunas -- which range from

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A riveting documentary about the spiritual uses of saunas by Finnish men.

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

In breathtaking, open country, men straddling all kinds of pot-bellies toss water on hot rocks as steam and sweat and tears intermingle because "sometimes it's good to talk."

June 9, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

While some of the men's sharing could be termed routine or predictable (and possibly coached), there are astonishing moments of emotional intimacy recorded here.

December 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest
Movie Dearest

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