Films / A Matter of Size

Cast

Itzik Cohen, Dvir Bandak, Alon Dahan, Shmuli Cohen

Crew

WRITERSharon Maymon, Danny Cohen Solal
DIRECTORSharon Maymon, Erez Tadmor
PRODUCERChilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi & Tami Leon (United Channels Movies), Misha Shagrir (Tapuz Communications)
CO-PRODUCEROliver Simon & Daniel Baur (K5 Film), Antoine de Clermont-Tonnère (Mact Productions)
DISTRIBUTIONOcèan Films (France)

Awards & 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

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 tob e their coach but Kitano ist 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.