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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

Writer:

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:

English | Hebrew | German

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A framed etching of a view over the Goslar market square can be seen hanging on the bedroom wall in Thomas' apartment in Berlin. See more »

Goofs

When Thomas leaves Oren messages on his cell phone he is speaking in German. Later, when Anat listens to them they are in English. See more »

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Referenced in One More Time (2019) See more »

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Written and performed by Dominique Charpentier
From The Cakemaker - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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23 January 2018 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Here we have a beautiful movie about a woman who apparently has given up religious observance (why?) and opened a cafe although she's not particularly good in the kitchen (why?) and a couple of men who fall in love with each other (why?) but although they're extremely underwritten characters, you don't notice because you're carried along by the pacing and the photography and the architecture and the music and some nice cakes and cookies. ("What cafe would serve such a big slice of cake?" my wife says.) It doesn't hurt that the actors are well chosen, including one of Israel's top actresses, Sara Adler, who seems to specialize in strong but quietly uncertain women. Any movie featuring her is worth seeing, even if there isn't much else to it (as in, for example, 2012's "Aya").


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