A matter of size

A matter of size

Streaming Video - 2010 | Hebrew
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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.
Audience: Rated 14A
Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 90 min.)) : sd., col

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mvkramer Jan 12, 2015

This movie was quick, enjoyable and refreshingly body-positive.

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okbookgirl
May 05, 2014

Sweet and funny movie from Israel, that tells the story of overweight Herzl and his three chunky friends who are not having luck losing weight through a rather draconian diet club. Herzl then begins working in a Japanese restaurant, where his colleagues and his boss introduce him to sumo wrestling -- and the first Israeli sumo wrestling team is born! A funny but also heartening film as the men discover that true love, self worth and companionship are not dependent on the numbers on a bathroom scale.

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