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2009 Comedy


A Matter of Size


Four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle are fed up with dieting and the dieting club they belong to.

When Herzl (155 kilos) loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant 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 (who is supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel), 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.


Itzik Cohen, Dvir Bandak, Alon Dahan, Shmuli Cohen


Writer Sharon Maymon, Danny Cohen Solal
Director Sharon Maymon, Erez Tadmor
Producer Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi & Tami Leon (United Channels Movies), Misha Shagrir (Tapuz Communications)
Co-Producer Oliver Simon & Daniel Baur (K5 Film), Antoine de Clermont-Tonnère (Mact Productions)
Distribution Océan Films (France)


Genre Comedy
Length 92'
Format 35mm / color
Year o. P. 2009
Language Hebrew

Selected Festivals

  • 2009 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy

    — Best Actress: Irit Kaplan; Best Supporting Actress: Levana Finkelstein; Best Costume Design

  • 2009 Jerusalem Film Festival

    — A Matter of Size opening film at Israel’s most significant international cinematic event

  • 2009 Karlovy Vary IFF

    — Audience Award