Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart.
In the warmth of rusty stoves they cleanse themselves both physically and mentally in an exceptionally intimate and poetic film with a deeply emotional and unforgettable finale.
The film travels through Finland joining men of all walks of life in many different saunas to let us hear their touching stories about love, death, birth and friendship; about life. In all its simplicity the camera records the raw and rare beauty of landscapes, saunas and men in almost magical pictures.
The presence of the characters and the depth of their emotion reach a limit where it is almost intolerable for the viewer to watch. STEAM OF LIFE reveals the men's naked souls in an exceptionally intimate and poetic way.