A Matter of Fat

This feature-length documentary follows a man as he sheds nearly half his body weight (63.5 kg) by complete starvation under hospital observation. The film explores what brought him to so desperate a course and catalogues what actions other overweight people are taking, singly or in groups, to reduce to healthier proportions. Medical authorities comment on some misconceptions and malpractices of the slimming industry.

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Comments

  • MLY

    “This is a great film. This is a real and 'down-to-earth' "reality show". I wonder how Mr. Lorrain did, keeping weight off through the years. Is he still alive? He would be in his 70's by now. A very commendable and courageous man, he showed great resolve in his efforts. I hope he had a great life.” — MLY, 30 Dec 2010

  • forrest

    “A very interesting film - perhaps an idea for future studies would be to examine carefully these horrible weight loss ideas from only 50 years ago and see if maybe they are precursors to eating disorders. ” — forrest, 24 Aug 2010

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Film Credits

director
William Weintraub
script
William Weintraub
producer
Desmond Dew
photography
Don Virgo
Eugene Boyko
Jacques Fogel
sound
Jean-Guy Normandin
editing
Lucien Marleau
sound editing
Bernard Bordeleau
re-recording
Roger Lamoureux
Michel Descombes
narrator
Lorne Greene
music
Robert Fleming

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