Mar 16 2012

Hot Hot Hot in Chicago

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A screening of HOT HOT HOT is today in Chicago at the European Union Film Festival

2011 | 93 minutes | Rated NR
A shy middle-aged virgin who works at a theme park aquarium gets transferred to the park’s nude sauna and belatedly comes out of his shell. For all the sex-related humor, this Luxembourgian comedy is quite innocent–in fact, it often plays like a fairy tale. Writer-director Beryl Koltz makes each of the sauna employees a charming eccentric, and he’s generous enough in his direction that none of them (except for the hotheaded boss) comes across as a mere caricature. Imagine The Shop Around the Corner rewritten by a bunch of Playboy cartoonists.

Screens as part of the European Union Film Festival; for a full schedule see siskelfilmcenter.org. Fri 3/15, 6:15 PM; Sat 3/17, 4:45 PM; and Thu 3/22, 8:30 PM.

See our full review:

European Union Film Festival

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A screening of HOT HOT HOT is today in Chicago at the European Union Film Festival

2011 | 93 minutes | Rated NR
A shy middle-aged virgin who works at a theme park aquarium gets transferred to the park’s nude sauna and belatedly comes out of his shell. For all the sex-related humor, this Luxembourgian comedy is quite innocent–in fact, it often plays like a fairy tale. Writer-director Beryl Koltz makes each of the sauna employees a charming eccentric, and he’s generous enough in his direction that none of them (except for the hotheaded boss) comes across as a mere caricature. Imagine The Shop Around the Corner rewritten by a bunch of Playboy cartoonists.

Screens as part of the European Union Film Festival; for a full schedule see siskelfilmcenter.org. Fri 3/15, 6:15 PM; Sat 3/17, 4:45 PM; and Thu 3/22, 8:30 PM.

See our full review:

European Union Film Festival

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