The film follows the 10-year-old Japanese boy Chikara and his struggle to become a sumo wrestler. His father, Harumitsu, was a professional sumo wrestler from one of Tokyo's most successful clubs, so expectations surrounding Chikara are extremely high. Today his father owns a noodle shop, where he works too much. They only spend time together during Sumo wrestling practice. This time is very valuable for Chikara and he desperately wants to impress his father, but when Harumitsu is there, Chikara gets really nervous and everything seems to go wrong. The annual national Sumo Championship is approaching and it means everything to Chikara to do well, so his father will be proud of him.
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Chikara - Sumobryderens Søn
Sumobryderens søn, Sport Kids, Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival
Malmö Nordisk Panorama
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs
Taipei Taiwan Int. Children's TV and Film Festival
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