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The Baker (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 26 May 2008 (Spain)
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
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Rhys Edwards
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Bryn
Brian Hibbard ...
Bob
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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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Damion Lewis is the older brother of director Garett Lewis See more »

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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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Man: [in recording] In a moment, when I say the number three, you will enter a state of deep relaxation. All the stresses and worries of the day will fall away, and you will feel completely relaxed. As you fall towards a feeling of tremendous well being, deeper and deeper, one... deeper, two... deeper, three
Milo 'The Baker' Shakespeare: [flips the recording off]
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References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

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Suray Surita
Written by Moises Vivanco
Performed by Yma Sumac
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Hilarious black comedy about the baking hit-man
7 October 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This comedy is as dark as they come, these black comedy's. This is a film made for pure entertainment, and there's no deeper meaning to be found. If you want some British dark humor, with bad taste and disgusting scenes, you got it here!

A retiring hit-man starts following his childhood dream, and starts off a new career as a local baker, trying to get away from his dangerous boss. But his strong reputation isn't going away just like that, and he's asked to bake a couple of murders. And his boss is no fool, and still dangerous.

I can't help remembering a couple if other food related films, when it comes to watching this. Delicatessen, Le Grande Buffet, Chocolat, Fried Green Tomatoes and even the cookery in The Perfume.

As almost always with British films, this is spot on when it comes to the acting, and I love that the film is kept in vibrant colors with camera filters, which gives the film a warm look, though it's quite cold when it comes to emotions. Maybe the music is a bit too much on the crazy side. At least I would have chosen differently.

Still this is an entertaining flick in the Hit-man black comedy genre. If you liked this, check out these from the same sub genre of black comedies: In Bruges, One night at McCools, Burn after reading, Red (and Red 2). See my list of great black comedy for more.


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