The Cakemaker

Release Date: June 29th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover's newly widowed wife, who owns a small café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her café.

Cast: Sarah Adler, Zohar Shtrauss, Tim Kalkhof, Sandra Sade, Roy Miller, Stephanie Stremler, Tagel Eliyahu, Tamir Ben Yehuda

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film Base Berlin

Keywords: Forbidden love , House , 2010s , Love , Temptation , Emotional , Creative , Passionate , Moving , Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    Graizer too often seems afraid to potentially offend anyone (but especially straight audiences along for the ride) and too polite to explore the darker recesses of grief, desire and sexuality. show more

  • 88
    Godfrey CheshireRogerEbert.com

    Watching it, the film’s intelligent, well-crafted story and beautifully drawn characters seem to suggest literary roots. show more

  • 80
    Sarah WardScreen International

    Though the script rarely makes an unexpected choice, it’s the way that the film dissects its many underlying complications that matters more than eschewing predictability. Calmly, but filled with feeling, Graizer lets his protagonists’ actions and choices subvert the norm. show more

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