A Matter of Size
A Matter of Size, the hit Israeli comedy that has been playing to packed houses and rapturous laughter at film festivals around the world, is coming soon to American theaters! Variety calls the film ludicrously funny, and MTV says its hilarious. Come see the film that everyone is talking about!
The film tells the story of four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle who are fed up of dieting and the weight loss club they belong to. Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with his weight ever since he was young, and his overbearing mother made it no easier on him. When he loses his job as a cook and starts washing dishes in a Japanese restaurant, Herzl discovers the world of Sumo, where large people such as himself are honored and appreciated.
Through the restaurant owner Kitano (Togo Igawa), a former Japanese Sumo coach (supposedly hiding from the Yakuza in Israel), Herzl and his friends fall in love with a sport involving "two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos". However, Herzls dedication to this demanding men-only sport threatens his budding relationship with Zehava, a plus-size social worker. A Matter of Size is a comedy about a 'coming out' of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves.
This film, directed by Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor, won three Israeli Academy Awards, as well as Audience Awards at the Washington Jewish Film Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
In Hebrew with English subtitles, A Matter of Size runs 90 minutes, and is unrated.