Sumo Road (2015)

  |  Short, Action, Comedy


An overweight exchange student with no friends decides to join the sumo team at a Japanese university. But to ensure his spot, he must stand up to the team leader and face him in an ... See full summary »


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2 May 2016 | MartinHafer
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| This short currently has a rating of 3.3....is everybody nuts?!
When the film begins, a fat student is being bullied and made fun of my his peers. Suddenly and totally unexpectedly, this scene is interrupted when a huge group of sumo wrestlers appear and dispense justice! Soon, this young man is welcomed into the brotherhood of sumo and he's found a new home. However, Ryuji has a very hard time fitting in...even with his fellow wrestlers. It seems that his confidence is extremely low and it appears that poor Ryuji might not have the necessary fighting spirit and determination needed to make it in sumo. What's worse, the strongest and toughest guy among them is determined to make Ryuji a man...a task that just might not be possible! So how will a laxative unite these two men in friendship? And, does Ryuji have what it takes to be a sumo great?

While the story might not sound all that interesting, the film works because the film has such a wonderful sense of humor. Plus, it's never subtle nor little in any way...it's epic!! This sense of urgency and importance really make you laugh...as did the Busby Berkely-style choreography of the men all wearing their muwashis (that sumo diaper thingie they all wear). Their singing, dancing and wonderful songs really make you smile. When the film ended, the entire audience broke into applause--it was that good. Very funny, wonderfully written and the lead, Lin Yu Chun, really did a great job singing in all the songs and was very ably backed up by an accomplished cast. Very charming and a film not to be missed...and one of the best shorts I can recall having seen! How this film is so poorly rated now on IMDb is beyond me....it's brilliant.

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Short | Action | Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Release Date:

12 July 2016

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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