Director: Beryl Koltz
Title in English: Hot Hot Hot
Original title: Hot Hot Hot
2010/ Luxembourg/ 93’/ Fiction/ Colour
Script: Beryl Koltz; Photography: Jako Raybaut; Editing: Amine Jaber; Music: André Dziezuk; Sound: Taher Pishvaei; Leading actors: Rob Stanley, Joanna Scanlan, Gary Cady, Amber Doyle, Angela Bain, Wendy Kweh, Jane Goddard, Bentley Kalu, Leila Anaïs Schaus; Producer: Claude Waringo
Ferdinand is a long-standing employee at Fish Land, the aquatic centre within the globalised leisure complex "Worlds Apart". He's a small, bald forty year-old, and a solitary, anxious introvert, entirely devoted to his passion for fish. But Ferdinand's obsessive little existence is turned upside down the day Fish Land closes down for six months of renovation. He is transferred to another section of "Worlds Apart", the Finnish-Turkish Delight spa, entirely geared towards the pleasure of saunas and steam rooms. Ferdinand is suddenly thrown into a world of nudity, sensuality, relaxation and letting go... In short, everything he could possibly be afraid of! HOT HOT HOT is the belated journey of initiation of an inhibited little man, who slowly but surely learns to open up to the pleasures of life. It paints a colourful yet sensitive picture of a world caught between artificiality and authenticity, between norm and peculiarity. It is a film on the body, on nudity and love, and on accepting one's difference.
My name is Beryl Koltz-Chedid. I was born in Paris in 1974. Have the French-Luxembourgish nationality. With English and Egyptian-Lebanese roots. Mostly I do films. Often about individuals on the edge of the so-called “norm”. Sometimes my centre of gravity moves down from my brain to my belly and I do music. Had a rock band called Abigail Shark. Sang with another band called Traumkapitän, composed the music of my last documentary, Strangers in the Night.