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In a fitness club, many people are on a desperate mission to lose weight. Once they have slimmed down, they are able to squeeze through a small hole and leave the club. A man cannot bear the pressure when his friend leaves the club and breaks down the wall, which is in fact, is full of holes. Beyond the wall, he witnesses a sight that he had never expected. You might imagine this is a reality TV show based on losing weight, but the moral of this film seems to mock the need for such desperate measures. However, the last scene presents a slight misunderstanding with regards to traditional Asian culture. We just have to keep in mind that Japan is not the sports heaven for the obese. (Kim Joon-yang)
Michaela ČopíkováMichaela Čopíková
Born in 1984, Michaela Čopíková is currently a student at VŠMU. She directed her first short film At Vincent’s in 2002. Fat Fatal has been screened at film festivals such as the 7th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia and 2nd International Animation Festival Animateka, Slovenia.