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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films : 2010.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Erez Tadmor.
Participant or Performer Note:
Itzik Cohen, Levana Finkelstein, Shumlik Cohen, Irit Kaplan, Togo Igawa, Dvir Benedek, Alon Dahan.
Summary, etc.:
A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you've seen before, a hilarious and heart-warming tale about about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with his weight ever since he was young, and his overbearing mother made it no easier on him. His friends Aharon (Dvir Benedek) and Gidi (Alon Dahan) struggle with the issue of weight in their personal lives as well; from fear of losing a spouse to a "thinner" man, to coming out as a gay bear.When Herzl loses his job as a cook and starts washing dishes in a Japanese restaurant, he 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, Herzl's dedication to this demanding men-only sport threatens his budding relationship with Zehava (Irit Kaplan), a plus-size social worker.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Overweight persons > Drama.
Sumo > Training > Drama.
Sumo > Israel > Drama.
Male friendship > Drama.

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