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A Matter of Fat

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A rather astonishing film showing how one man shed nearly half his body weight--63.5 kg of it (140 pounds)--by complete starvation under hospital observation. What brought him to so desperate a course, and how he managed to cope with it, is told with candor and humour by the fat man himself. Lorne Greene narrates the rest. Between times, the film leaves Gilles Lorrain and his lonely struggle to examine what other overweight people are doing, singly or in groups, to reduce to more normal proportions. Medical authorities comment on some misconceptions and malpractices of the slimming industry.

1969, 98 min 42 s

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Prix spécial du jury
Festival international du film
Du 19 au 26 juin 1971, Atlanta - États-Unis

Médaille d'or
Festival international du film
Du 19 au 26 juin 1971, Atlanta - États-Unis

Prix Blue Ribbon
Itinérant - American Film and Video Festival
Du 11 au 15 mai 1971, New York - États-Unis

Étrog décerné au meilleur film de plus de 30 minutes
Prix Génie
3 octobre 1970, Toronto - Canada