Films / A Matter of Size

Cast

Itzik Cohen, Dvir Bandak, Alon Dahan, Shmuli Cohen

Crew

DirectorsSharon Maymon, Erez Tadmor
WritersSharon Maymon, Danny Cohen Solal
ProducersChilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon (United Channels Movies), Misha Shagrir (Tapuz Communications)
Co-ProducersOliver Simon & Daniel Baur (K5 Film), Antoine de Clermont-Tonnère (Mact Productions)

Awards & Festivals

2009
The Ophir Awards - Best Actress: Irit Kaplan; Best Supporting Actress: Levana Finkelstein; Best Costume Design
2009
Jerusalem Film Festival Opening film
2009
Karlovy Vary IFF - Audience Award

Synposis

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 Yukuza 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.