Films / A Matter Of Size



Itzik Cohen
Dvir Bandak
Alon Dahan
Shmuli Cohen


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

Awards & Festivals

Ophir Awards Award for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Costume Design
Jerusalem Film Festival Opening film
Karoly Vary International Film Festival Audience Award


When Herzl (155 kilos) loses his job as a cook and starts working as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant in Ramle, Israel, he discovers the world of Sumo where large people such as himself are honoured and appreciated.

Through restaurant owner Kitano (60 kilos), 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.