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The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 28 December 2017 (Israel)
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A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

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Ofir Raul Graizer

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Ofir Raul Graizer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Kalkhof ... Thomas
Sarah Adler ... Anat Nachmias
Roy Miller Roy Miller ... Oren Nachmias
Zohar Shtrauss ... Moti (as Zohar Strauss)
Sandra Sade ... Hanna (as Sandra Sadeh)
Tamir Ben Yehuda Tamir Ben Yehuda ... Itai Nachmias (as Tomer Ben Yehuda)
Stephanie Stremler Stephanie Stremler ... Sophia
Tagel Eliyahu Tagel Eliyahu ... Dana
Eliezer Shimon Eliezer Shimon ... Avram (as Eliezer Lipa Shimon)
Gal Gonen Gal Gonen ... Client
Sagi Shemesh Sagi Shemesh ... Soldier
Iyad Msalma Iyad Msalma ... Swimming instructor
David Koren David Koren ... Swimmer (as David Heedye Koren)
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Storyline

Thomas, a young and talented German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who dies in a car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Keeping his secret for himself, he starts working for Anat, his lover's widow, who owns a small café. Although not fully kosher and despised by the religious, his delicious cakes turn the place into a city attraction. Finding himself involved in Anat's life in a way far beyond his anticipation, Thomas will stretch his lie to a point of no return. Written by Film Base Berlin

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Drama

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Country:

Israel | Germany

Language:

Hebrew | German | English

Release Date:

28 December 2017 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

El repostero de Berlín See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,384, 1 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$875,751, 8 November 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Israel for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

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Referenced in KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.8 (2017) See more »

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Written and performed by Dominique Charpentier
From The Cakemaker - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Probably the best German movie of the year
21 November 2017 | by FilmFlowCriticsSee all my reviews

This movie creates a really gripping and innovative story that will cause goosebumps all over your body.

The main plot is simple but still unique. The director takes us along into a foreign country where we feel as isolated as the lead character is. Getting this vibe across to audiences is such a hard thing to do. You really feel like you are there in Jerusalem, having this rough time and you feel empty, lost, sad and depressed. On the other hand, all the positive moments in that movie actually bring joy to yourself as well. The movie is in German, English and Hebrew, so it's extremely authentic in its core. You have to decide for yourself how you feel about the ending, because I thing that could have been done a little bit better, but again.... it transfers all these complex emotions to you and Tim Kalkhof can just express without any words needed, what pain is.

A difficult topic, that you will most certainly remember.


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