Matter of Size



A group of fat people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with the dictatorship of diets. They 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 body, each one in his own way.
Herzl, an obese guy, starts to work 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 be the Sumo coach of him and his obese friends.
A Matter Of Size is a movie about the coming out of the closet of fat people and about their ability to accept their fatness and relate positively to their body through the world of sumo.


Itzik Cohen
Levana Finkelstein
Togo Igawa
Irit Kaplan
Shmulik Cohen
Alon Dahan
Dvir Benedek,

Directors: Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor
Producer: UCM – Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon
K5 – Oliver Simon, Daniel Baur
Scriptwriters: Sharon Maymon & Danny Cohen-Solal
Distributor: United King Films

Technicals information

Length: 90 min
Language:Hebrew with English subtitles
Year: 2009