Hot Dog by Torsten Künstler

A fast-paced buddy comedy with Germany’s most successful stars Til Schweiger and Matthias Schweighöfer – the dream team of German cinema.

The two GSG10 officers Luke and Theo couldn’t be any more different, but have to
join forces to save Mascha, the daughter of the Moldavian ambassador: chaos is predestined. Schweighöfer takes on the role of the eager beaver Theo, who has an uncanny photographic memory, and Schweiger plays the smart and tough policeman Luke. In the course of their investigation, Luke and Theo realize that the demand for ransom is just the tip of the iceberg and that the kidnapping has far greater reaching implications than initially suspected… During their mission, the two opposite characters become an unbeatable dream team and are supported by their hacker colleague Nicki, who even manages to lure the romantically inexperienced Theo out of his reserve…

Title Hot Dog
Type Current Titles
Genre Action, Comedy
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Running Time 105

Til Schweiger
Matthias Schweighöfer

Directed by Torsten Künstler
Produced by

Warner Bros. Film Productions
Erfttal Film- und Fernsehproduktion

Nationality Germany
Original title Hot Dog
Release year 2018


German Films Quarterly 4-2017

This issue also presents nine feature films, three documentaries, and six short films, including the two Picture Tree titles HOT DOG and TEENOSAURUS REX.