A Matter of Size


Film Info

Country Israel
Language Hebrew | Japanese
Year of Release 2010
Running Time 90 minutes


Director Erez Tadmor
Director Sharon Maymon
Screenwriter Sharon Maymon
Screenwriter Danny Cohen-Solal
Producer Chilik Michaeli
Producer Avraham Pirchi
Producer Tami Leon
Producer Daniel Bauer
Producer Oliver Simon
Co-Producer Antoine de Clermont-Torrenne
Director of Photography David Gurfinkel
Editor Einat Glaser-Zarhin


Herzl Itzik Cohen
Zehava Irit Kaplan
Aharon Dvir Benedek
Gidi Alon Dahan
Sami Shumlik Cohen
Mona Levana Finkelstein
Kitano Togo Igawa



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.

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"Fat people, guys in loin cloths, Jewish guys dreaming of going to Japan -- there are tons of possibilities for cheap shots and buffoon humor. Writers Sharon Maymon and Danny Cohen-Solal take none of them while delivering a story of good humor and subtle poignancy."

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The Jewish Daily Forward

‘A Matter of Size” (“Sipur Gadol”) happens to be one of the Israeli entries in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival — but it addresses personal conflict rather than the more stereotypical geopolitical conflict.

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Daily Variety

Fed up with dieting, four overweight friends in the Israeli city of Ramle decide to start a sumo wrestling club in genial situation comedy "A Matter of Size," from helmers Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor.

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