52nd edition

Il Bagno turco – Hamam

Fortnight 1997, Feature film, 1 h 34

Synopsis

Francesco is a self-confident, independent-minded young man and happy in his work. He’s been married for several years now to vivacious and expansive young Marta. Francesco receives a telegram from the Turkish embassy informing him that he must claim an inheritance left by his aunt Anita. He arrives in Istanbul where he learns that he is now the owner of a Turkish bath. He decides to remain in Turkey and restore the hammam. When Marta joins him some time later she finds him a radically changed man – serene and open to others. When she suprises him making love to Mehmet she is deeply perturbed. They spend the night talking things over that have gone unsaid in the course of their 10 years marriage. They decide to separate. Marta is ready to leave, but on the day of her departure, something unexpected occurs – and neither he nor she will ever return to italy.

Casting

  • Alessandro Gassman
  • Basak Koklukaya
  • Carlo Cecchi
  • Francesca d’Aloja
  • Halil Ergun
  • Mehmet Gunsur
  • Serif Sezer

Team

Screenplay
Ferzan OzpetekStefano Tummolini

Image
Pascale Mari

Sound
Marco Grillo

Editing
Muro Bonanni

Music
Pivio, Aldo de Scalzi

Set decoration
Virginia Vianello, Mustafa Ziya Ulgenciler

Production

PRODUCTION : Sorpasso Film viale Angelico, 35, 00195 Rome Tél. : (39-6) 372 91 98 / 372 45 84 Fax : (39-6) 372 34 59 Promete Films (Turquie) VENTES A L’ETRANGER : SACIS, Via Teulada, 66, 00195 Rome Tél. : (39-6) 374 981 Fax : (39-6) 372 34 92 Asbrell Productions (Espagne)

Title in Original Version : Hammam, Le bain turc