The Cakemaker

2017, Drama/Lgbtq+, 1h 45m

59 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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The Cakemaker explores all-consuming emotion with beguiling restraint, adding up to a delicately understated character study fueled by the power of love. Read critic reviews

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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.

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  • Jan 15, 2019
    THE CAKEMAKER (3 1/2 Stars) This surprisingly beautiful, subtle film is perhaps the best movie ever made that has the worst poster EVER MADE! I mean seriously, who thought the Dime Store Novel approach would adequately represent such a warm, cinematic experience. The tale follows a German pastry chef who falls in love with a married Israeli man, who dies, launching an obsessive journey for our titular character. He travels to Israel and ends up working for the widow of his dead boyfriend. It takes some unexpected turns, features very little dialogue to visually convey the different ways grief plays out on loved ones. It's tender, sweet, heartbreaking and perfectly acted. It doesn't hurt that it's also dessert porn heaven.
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