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The Baker (2007)

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A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

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Milo 'The Baker' Shakespeare
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Rhiannon
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Bjorn
Dyfan Dwyfor ...
Eggs
Anthony O'Donnell ...
Rhys Edwards
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Bryn
Brian Hibbard ...
Bob
William Thomas ...
Alun Thomas
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Leo
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Businessman
Simon Winkler ...
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Robert Page ...
Stan
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Clerk
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Martha Edwards
Philip Howe ...
Gareth Llewellyn
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A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

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It's a recipe for disaster.

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Comedy | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity, violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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26 May 2008 (Spain)  »

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Assassin in Love  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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The 3rd Generation Glock 17 handgun used by Milo (and later found by Eggs) is not "made almost entirely of plastic, making it undetectable by metal detectors" as claimed. It does have a polymer frame, but the slide (top portion), barrel and internals are all made of metal that would be easily detected by a metal detector. Also, while considerably quieter, a suppressed 9mm handgun is still much louder than depicted in most movies to include this one. See more »

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"The Baker" is an "Assassin in Love"
28 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Baker", or The "Assassin in Love" as it is called in the U.S., is an awesomely delightful and twisted black dramedy from the UK. No one does these better than they. Most of this movie is shot in the lovely and surprisingly sunny Welsh countryside which keeps the tone light and upbeat. And, this is the paradox - a light/black comedy/drama presented as easily as two happy children skipping down the sidewalk.

Italia provides the cadence through the joyful 'que sera' of songs like "Volare" sung by the cast (miss you DeanO), "Jump the Line" crooned by Belefonte, and the "Gopher Mambo". The rhythm and pace of the whole package simply envelopes the watcher.

I love Damien Lewis, but the entire cast was a joyous surprise. When all was done, I was reminded (in a tiny, wee twisty sort of way) of the movie "Chocolat". Gareth Lewis, brother of Damien, wrote and directed this sublime piece of pleasure and if you can't enjoy it, you probably don't have a sense of humor. ;^) 10/28/2010


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