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Skinny and Fatty (1958)

Chibideka monogatari (original title)
Two young Japanese schoolboys, one skinny and poor, one fat and well-to-do, become unlikely friends.

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Y. Kataoka ...
Oyama
H. Sha ...
Komatsu
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A poignant children's film about Oyama, a new kid in school, who is teased for being fat until Komatsu shows him that he has to believe in himself. Komatsu's attempt to help Oyama master the rope climb in gym class is particularly memorable. Quite popular in the United States due to repeated showings on The CBS Children's Film Festival in the 1960s and 70s. Written by kfo@ultinet.net

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Drama | Family

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April 1965 (USA)  »

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Remade as Chibideka monogatari (1978) See more »

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Vague sweet memories
2 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It seems like there is this whole generation of us who have a vague memory of this film. I too was touched as young kind watching this poignant story. I think I saw it on TV and at a camp I went too. That distance land of childhood, those first friends, the pain of peers, the hurt of being shunned. And of course the bullies. It would be interesting to watch this again with my 9 year old son and see what he thinks

Seems like there was a torrent kicking around for this but can't find a live one. If anyone knows where it can be found please let me know.

thanks,


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