Directed by Beryl Koltz
Screenplay by Beryl Koltz
2011, LU, BE, AT
Sensual, nude and with a great love for its characters! Beryl Koltz‘s feature debut in English language from Luxemburg offers an unusual set of characters, an eye for detail and a sharp sense of humor in a world bordering on the surrealism our reality sometimes has to offer. Ferdinand Fairfax (Rob Stanley), a slightly awkward and shy employee at Fish Land is living in his self-contained nutshell of a life. After being transferred to the Finish Turkish Delight all comfortable silence and isolation of his routines are turned upside down.
The spa presents a world that is as much scarring as it is daring to slightly disconnected Ferdinand. And so the journey begins, the fish enters the sauna and sees himself confronted with his panpipes
This is not the traditional story of the ugly duckling, this is pure blue soda sipping, absurd fun. This is a story of a captive man who realizes how he can open up to the estranged world surrounding him without losing his own uniqueness. Koltz‘s world of “Hot Hot Hot“ hosts a series of surprising elements offering a refreshing new, maybe sometimes over-constructed yet always refined view of world‘s apart!
- Merle Fischer