A Matter of Size
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Comedy, French Cinema
Release date:
01 May 2010
Running time:
1 hours 30 minutes
Sharon Mayron, Erez Tadmor
Shaul Azar, Dvir Benedek, Itzik, Shmulik Cohen
Original: Hebrew/Japanese Versions: English subs/Italian subs


Four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle are fed up of dieting and the dieting club they belong to. When Herzl (155 kilos), the main protagonist, loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant in Ramle he discovers the world of Sumo where large people such as himself are honoured and appreciated. Through Kitano (60 kilos), the restaurant owner, a former Sumo coach in Japan, he falls in love with a sport involving “two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos”. Herzl wants Kitano to be their coach but Kitano is reluctant – they first have to earn their spurs. “A MATTER OF SIZE” is a comedy about a ‘coming out’ of a different kind – overweight people learning to accept themselves. a HUGE summer hit in Israel, this feel good comedy has seen admissions of over 200,000 (US$2 million) while also winning 3 Ophirs at Israel’s Awards in September. Including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

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