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A Matter of Size

Directed by: Erez Tadmor, Sharon Maymon
92 Minutes, 2009

A group of obese people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with their strict diet regime. Herzl, an obese man, starts working as a dish washer in a Japanese restaurant where he is exposed to the world of Sumo through Kitano, the restaurant manager, who was a Sumo coach in Japan. Herzl falls in love with the Sumo world and persuades Kitano to coach him and his obese friends. One by one, Herzl’s friends leave their dieting club and discover the world of Sumo, where fat people like them are honored and appreciated. Through Sumo, they connect to themselves and their fat bodies, each one in his or her individual way.


Directors: Erez Tadmor, Sharon Maymon

Producer: Tami Leon

Producer: Daniel Baur

Producer: Chilik Michaeli

Producer: Avraham Pirchi

Producer: Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre

Producer: Oliver Simon

Producer: Franziska An der Gassen

Producer: Guy Cohen

Producer: Eric Heumann

Producer: Micha Shagrir

Producer: Marc Sillam

Producer: Bill Stephens

Cast: Itzik Cohen

Cast: Dvir Benedek

Cast: Shmulik Cohen

Cast: Alon Dahan

Cast: Levana Finkelstein

Cast: Evelin Hagoel

Cast: Togo Igawa

Cast: Albert Iluz

Cast: Yuki Iwamoto

Cast: Irit Kaplan

Cast: Ofira Rahamim

Cast: Oshri Sahar

Director of Photography: David Gurfinkel

Film Editor: Einat Glaser-Zarhin

Casting Director: Levana Hakim

Costume Designer: Inbal Shuki

Sound Mixer: Israel David

Sound Designer/Sound Mixer: Ronen Nagel

Dialogue Editor: John Purcell

Music Composer: Eyal Leon Katzav

Writer: Sharon Maymon

Writer: Danny Cohen-Solal