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by Erez Tadmor, Sharon Maymon


Herzl is an overweight, underemployed chef living at home with his mother in the Israeli city of Ramla. Unable to find a job cooking, he becomes a dishwasher at a Japanese restaurant. One day he notices his coworkers watching sumo wrestling on TV. To Herzl, sumo is a revelation, an escape from the dictatorship of diets espoused by his weight-loss group. With three hefty pals in tow, Herzl decides to pursue the sport where his size is an asset.

international title: A Matter of Size
original title: Sipur Gadol
country: Israel, Germany, France
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Erez Tadmor, Sharon Maymon
release date: FR 27/01/2010
screenplay: Sharon Maymon, Danny Cohen-Solal
cast: Itzik Cohen, Irit Kaplan, Dvir Benedek, Levana Finkelstein, Alon Dahan, Shmulik Cohen, Evelin Hagoel, Togo Igawa, Yuki Iwamoto, Ofira Rahamim
cinematography by: David Gurfinkel
film editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
art director: Yoram Shayer
music: Eyal Leon Katzav
producer: Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon, Oliver Simon, Daniel Baur
production: K5 Film GmbH, MACT Productions, UCM films