In ancient Rome, Lucius is a bath house designer.
He often gets stuck for ideas…
At times like that we wish we could look into the future at their tech for inspiration, right?
He literally can – a tunnel under the bath in Rome transports him to modern day Japan.
With his inspiration from looking at Japanese onsen he makes his own spa – the Romae Thermae.
It was a comic book and an anime – but the recent popular film adaptation blasted this comedy story into the mainstream.
Lucius is played by Hiroshi Abe, a famous Japanese actor.
Check out the trailer:
The movie led Abe to win Best Actor in the Japanese Academy Awards in 2013.
They also made a Thermae Romae II in 2014.