Hot Hot Hot

a film by Beryl Koltz
World premiere: Busan International Film Festival 2011

Luxembourg / Belgium / Austria 2011 // color // 90min // 35mm


When the shy and withdrawn employee Ferdinand is transferred to a spa, he discovers a world previously unknown to him: a world of nudity, sensuality and sweet idleness – in short, a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.

Written & Directed by

Beryl Koltz


Jako Raybaut


Carlo Thoss


Amine Jaber

Set Design

Christina Schaffer

Costume Design

Uli Simon

Production Management

Brigitte Kerger

Postproduction Management

Alfie Lang-Král


Rob Stanley, Joanna Scanlan, Amber Doyle, Leila Schaus, Janine Horsburgh, Bentley Kalu


Claude Waringo, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Patrick Quinet


Samsa Film, AMOUR FOU Vienna, Artémis Productions

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Bruxelles Images, MEDIA & ALGOA Slate Funding


Insomnia World Sales

Awards & Nominations

Best Feature / Luxembourg Film Prize 2012
Best Actor (Rob Stanley) & Best Director / Tirana International Film Festival 2011


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