Now Available on DVD from Menemsha Films!
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A Matter of Size, the hit Israeli comedy that has been playing to packed houses and rapturous laughter in theaters and film festivals is the US and abroad, is now available to own on DVD! Variety calls the film “ludicrously funny”, and MTV says its “hilarious”. Come see the film that everyone is talking about!
The film tells the story of four overweight friends from the Israeli city of Ramle who are fed up of dieting and the weight loss club they belong to. Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with his weight ever since he was young, and his overbearing mother (Levana Finkelstein) 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;from fear of losing a spouse to a “thinner” man, to coming out as a gay man. 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, Herzls dedication to this demanding men-only sport threatens his budding relationship with Zehava (Irit Kaplan), a plus-size social worker. A Matter of Size is a comedy about a ‘coming out’ of a different kind – overweight people learning to accept themselves.
This film, directed by Sharon Maymon and Erez Tadmor, won three Israeli Academy Awards, as well as 6 Audience Awards at film festivals all over the world! (Brooklyn Jewish Film Festival, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Detroit Jewish Film Festival, Washington Jewish Film Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
A Matter of Size conveys a powerful message of acceptance and inner beauty, but does so in a hilarious, light-hearted manner. The movie is peppered with dry Israeli humor, musical montages, and loveable characters that audiences will be rooting for from beginning to end! A Matter of Size has something for everyone- competitive sports, laugh out loud dialogue, romance, a positive message and optimistic outlook. Nobody will want to sit out on this massively appealing comedy! In Hebrew with English subtitles, A Matter of Size runs 90 minutes and is unrated.
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