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Sumo Bruno (2000)

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Charming, lonely, 400-pound railway guard Bruno discoves a new life and a new love on the road to the world Sumo wrestling championship.

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Hakan Orbeyi ...
Oliver Korittke ...
Kalle
Julia Richter ...
Anna
Martin Seifert ...
Akashi
Thomas Drechsel ...
Timo
Tim Wilde ...
Lucky
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Klaus Bräuer
Timo Dierkes ...
Kredithai
Esther Esche ...
Gina
Martin Semmelrogge ...
Ecki
Sandra Steffl ...
Bärbel
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Charming, lonely, 400-pound railway guard Bruno discoves a new life and a new love on the road to the world Sumo wrestling championship.

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Dein schwerster Gegner bist Du selbst

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fat + fit = fun
4 September 2000 | by (Montreal, Quebec) – See all my reviews

The fun--if lightweight--fable of a 420lb German softie who toughens himself to go after the World Sumo Championship which coincidentally happens to be held in his hometown. Gentle performance by our big hero in a gently perfunctory script. Some good sight gags and an attractive love interest keep the movie bouncing along towards a fairly determined ending. We could have had more of the Japanese coach (where is the necessary philosophical doctrine, the mantra?) and a bit less of the mean ex-boyfriend. Real sumo fans may be disappointed with the fairly limited sumo action. Somewhere between a kid's movie and a fable for fattie adults, the movie is enjoyable on its primary level as a mild comedy. The opening and closing credits are a delightful treat. The Canadian lumberjack sumo was also a howler. Mike G. liked this movie even better than I did. The director also showed up at our screening in Montreal and he was the nicest guy imaginable and terribly funny.


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