Matter Of Fat, A

99 minutes, 1969

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 humor 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.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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