Rent The Cakemaker (2017)

3.7 of 5 from 93 ratings
1h 45min
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During his frequent business trips to Berlin, Oren begins a passionate, loving affair with Thomas, a German baker. When Oren's regular visits abruptly cease, Thomas's life is thrown into turmoil. His world collapses when he discovers that Oren has died in a car accident. In search of answers about the life and death of his lover, Thomas moves to Jerusalem, leaving his life in Berlin behind. Concealing his past relationship with Oren, Thomas finds his way into the life of Anat - Oren's recently widowed wife.
, , , , , Tamir Ben Yehuda, , Tagel Eliyahu, Eliezer Shimon, Gal Gonen, Sagi Shemesh, Iyad Msalma, David Koren
Ofir Raul Graizer
Ofir Raul Graizer
Peccadillo Pictures
Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
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Run Time:
105 minutes
English, German, Hebrew
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
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Reviews (4) of The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker is a gem - The Cakemaker review by JF

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A slow-moving but elegiac film. Very moving and with loads of sexual tension. Thought-provoking with its central them and its setting in Berlin and Jerusalem with a German and with Israeli protagonists. Beautiful acting from central parts and the director is one to watch.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant - The Cakemaker review by JR

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I must agree with the previous two reviews, this film is a gem and a must see for those who like slow paced, lyrical , moving cinema.

It's sad, moving, heart warming, heart wrenching and beautiful. All the actors are so good, even the very small role of the grandmother was so well observed, particularly in a small scene reminiscent of Brokeback Mountain. The central title role is so understated, yet so powerful. The worst thing was i couldn't eat the cakes. they looked really scrumptious!

In essence this is a lovely film about love.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

A beautiful story with underlying grief - The Cakemaker review by mc

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The scene starts in Berlin with a tender gay encounter, then moves to Jerusalem where the Cakemaker seeks out the widow of his friend (killed in a car crash), he gradually finds a place in her life at her Jerusalem restaurant/cafe. Finally he returns to Berlin. The camera shots are slow and telling. At no time do the politics and international standing of the two cities detract from the sensitive nature of nationality, religion and sexuality explored. A sadness pervades the movie but the story is believable and memorable

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