Steam of Life

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Steam of Life
Steam of life.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
  • Joonas Berghäll
  • Mika Hotakainen
Produced byJoonas Berghäll
Written by
  • Joonas Berghäll
  • Mika Hotakainen
Music byJonas Bohlin
  • Heikki Farm
  • Jani Kumpulainen
Edited byTimo Peltola
  • Oktober Oy
  • Rode Orm Film AB
Release date
  • January 26, 2010 (2010-01-26) (DocPoint)
  • July 30, 2010 (2010-07-30) (United States)
Running time
84 minutes

Steam of Life (Finnish: Miesten vuoro) is a Finnish documentary film about male saunas directed by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen. The movie was produced by Joonas Berghäll. It opened theatrically in New York City on July 30, 2010 and opened in Los Angeles on August 6, 2010 at the 14th Annual DocuWeeks.[1][2][3]

It was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it didn't make the final shortlist.[4] It is the first documentary film to represent Finland at the Academy Awards.[5] It was also nominated for "Best Documentary" at the 23rd European Film Awards.

It won the Best International Cinematography at the Documentary Edge Festival in New Zealand in 2011.

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  1. ^ Arclight Hollywood [1], 2010-07-31
  2. ^ IFC Center [2], 2010-07-31
  3. ^ 14th Annual DocuWeeks "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-01-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), 2010-07-31
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  5. ^ "Steam Of Life Is Finnish Oscar Entry". nordiskfilmogtvfond. Retrieved 2010-10-02.

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