Hot Hot Hot

Feature Film / Luxembourg / Belgium / Austria / 90 min / 35mm

World premiere: Busan International Film Festival 2011

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:: Synopsis

When the shy and withdrawn employee Ferdinand is transferred to a spa, he discovers a world previously unknown to him: a world of nudity, sensuality and sweet idleness – in short, a world full of everything that has so far scared him senseless.

Hot Hot Hot is the colourful and sensitive depiction of an unusual, self-contained cosmos, full of bodies in all shapes and sizes, where beauty comes in manifold disguises. The film tells a story of emancipation, change and initiation, of a captive man who wakes up to love and the joys of life, only to discover how much he himself has to give.

:: Credits

Written & directed by Beryl Koltz
Camera Jako Raybaut
Sound Carlo Thoss
Editor Amine Jaber
Set design Christina Schaffer
Costume design Uli Simon
Production management Brigitte Kerger
Post-production management Alfie Lang-Král
With Rob Stanley, Joanna Scanlan, Amber Doyle, Leila Schaus, Janine Horsburgh, Bentley Kalu
Producers Claude Waringo, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Patrick Quinet
Production Samsa Film, AMOUR FOU Vienna, Artémis Productions
Supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Bruxelles Images, MEDIA & ALGOA Slate Funding
World Sales Insomnia World Sales

:: Prizes

Best Feature /  Luxembourg Film Prize 2012

Bester Actor (Rob Stanley) & Best Director / Tirana International Film Festival 2011

:: Festivals

Festival du Film de Cabourg 2012

Kiev International Film Festival 2012

Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons 2012

Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil 2012

Chicago European Union Film Festival 2012

Tirana International Film Festival 2011

Filmfest Hamburg 2011

Busan International Film Festival 2011