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  • A Matter Of Size (Sipur Gadol) - Israeli DVD Movie 2009 Drama
    A Matter Of Size (Sipur Gadol) - Israeli DVD Movie 2009 Drama

A Matter Of Size (Sipur Gadol) - Israeli DVD Movie 2009 Drama

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Award winning movie about the dream of one fat man and the world of Sumo in Israel. NO English subtitles. Available for PAL(EURO) systems ONLY

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SKU : 14176
MSRP: $39.95
Sale price: $27.95

Awards Won at the 2009 Israeli Film Academy

  • Best Actress: Irit Kaplan
  • Best Costume Design: Inbal Shuki
  • Best Supporting Actress: Levana Finkelstein


A group of fat people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with the sanctity of diets and the 'Dictatorship of the Thinness' of the diet workshop they participate in. They leave it and discover the world of sumo, where fat people like them are honored and appreciated. Through sumo they are connecting to themselves and to their fat body, each one in his own way.

Herzl an obese guy, starts to work as a dish washer in a Japanese restaurant in Israel. Herzl is exposed to the world of Sumo through Kitano, the restaurant manager, who was a Sumo coach in Japan and escaped to Israel, after he got involved with the Yakuza. Herzl falls in love with the Sumo world and wants Kitano to be the Sumo coach of his obese friends that gave up their diet. 'My Own Private Sumo' is a movie about the coming out of the closet of fat people and about their ability to accept their fatness and relate to their body through the world of sumo.

Directors: Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor
Writers: Sharon Maymon
90 mins

Karlovy Vary 2009 International Film Festival
Won Audience Award: Erez Tadmor & Sharon Maymon
Sarlat 209 International Cinema Festival
Prix Aquitaine Feature Film Erez: Tadmor & Sharon Maymon
Prix Decouverte Erez: Tadmor & Sharon Maymon
Washington 2009 Jewish Film Festival
Audience Award Favorite Feature Film: Erez Tadmor & Sharon Maymon

Nominated for Award at the 2009 Israeli Film Academy

  • Best Actor Itzik Cohen
  • Best Art Direction Yoram Shayer
  • Best Cinematography David Gurfinkel
  • Best Director Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor
  • Best Editing Einat Glaser-Zarhin
  • Best Film
  • Best Music: Eyal Leon Katzav
  • Best Screenplay Sharon Maymon & Danny Cohen-Solal
  • Best Sound Ronen Nagel, Israel David & Ravid Dvir
  • Best Supporting Actor Dvir Benedek


  • Language: Hebrew
  • Media: PAL DVD (EUR)