Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart and, in the warmth of rusty stoves, cleanse themselves, both physically and mentally, towards the film’s deeply emotional and unforgettable finale.
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I wish more people would make more of such tragicomic, weird and warm and special films like this one. See it if you get the chance, simply because you will probably never get the opportunity to see anything like it again.
The stories of hardships that these men share and the veils of masculinity they often rely on to cope under these pressures makes it harder for them to emotionally confide in their fellow man. Feelings of loss, isolation and rejection slip away in these saunas and we're left with a delicate and touching documentary that shows the communal healing power of self-reflection through simple conversation.