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by Kaat Beels


Joyeux , a young African boy, and his father Amadou have immigrated illegally to Belgium. When Amadou is caught and detained, Joyeux decides to pursue the fairytale his father once told him of the Hotel Swooni: a place where everyone is happy — and where Joyeux and Amdou could be happy too. As Joyeux enters the hotel, he quickly learns that it may not be as welcoming as his father had promised...

international title: Hotel Swooni
original title: Swooni
country: Belgium
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Kaat Beels
release date: BE 24/08/2011
screenplay: Annelies Verbeke, Michel Sabbe, Kaat Beels
cast: Vigny Tchakouani, Geert Van Rampelberg, Sara De Roo, Natali Broods, Viviane de Muynck, Issaka Sawadogo
cinematography by: Frank van den Eeden
film editing: Philippe Ravoet
art director: Hubert Pouille
music: Wim De Wilde
producer: Peter Bouckaert
production: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama NV
distributor: Kinepolis Film Distribution
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