7.2/10
1,837
26 user 56 critic

The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 28 December 2017 (Israel)
Trailer
2:01 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Director:

Ofir Raul Graizer

Writer:

Ofir Raul Graizer (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
4,221 ( 133)
18 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mario I (2018)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two young football players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love.

Director: Marcel Gisler
Stars: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec
The Wife I (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge
Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons
Puzzle II (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

Director: Marc Turtletaub
Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman
Cold War (2018)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jacques is an older writer from Paris. Arthur is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they'll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydès
The Guilty (2018)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Director: Gustav Möller
Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend's son named Caíto moves south and settles... See full summary »

Director: Martín Deus
Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Guillermo Pfening
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their ... See full summary »

Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Stars: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Director: Rupert Everett
Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

Director: Jeremiah Zagar
Stars: Sheila Vand, Raúl Castillo, Evan Rosado
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand
Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent ... See full summary »

Director: Mikko Makela
Stars: Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika Melender
Edit

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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,384, 1 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$875,751, 8 November 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Clair-Obscur
Written and performed by Dominique Charpentier
From PASSAGES
Courtesy of Dominique Charpentier
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautifully told romance satisfies on almost every level

This first feature from Israeli director Ofir Raul Graizer has been picking up prizes around the world. It's easy to see why. The story of a young German pastry chef who makes a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and inveigles his way into the life of his male lover's widow without revealing his identity is beautifully told and although tragic ultimately satisfying. At the London Film Festival, where the film was nominated for the Sutherland prize, Graizer revealed that he developed the story from one he'd heard. Each scene is simply but expertly shot and the overall effect is profoundly moving. The Israeli cast, particularly Sarah Adler as the widow, is as good as we've come to expect from this country's actors; but Tim Kalkhof as the boy - quiet melancholy masking a huge depth of emotion - is superb. An award for this role must be on the cards.The couple's sex scene in a kitchen, covered in only two takes, is electrifying. Along the way Graizer also deals with the mysteries of kosher rituals, while the food preparation becomes almost hypnotic. One expects the impossible situation that develops to be unresolvable and for the film to stop abruptly. But there is a suggestion of a happy ending. The characters are so well drawn that this is a film that will stay with you long after the final fade.


6 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed