The Cakemaker

Synopsis: The emotionally distant Tomas leads a lonely life as a Berlin pastry chef, until starting a passionate tryst with Oren, a married Israeli businessman. When his lover is killed, Tomas seeks solace and answers in Oren’s hometown, Jerusalem, Without revealing his secret, he takes a job at a struggling kosher café run by his dead lover’s widow, Anat. As business flourishes with Tomas’ kitchen talents, the bereaved pair gradually forge a bond that blurs lines of nationality, religion and sexuality. Some adult content.

  • Tim Kalkhof (Homeland), Sarah Adler (Jellyfish, Aya, Foxtrot) and Zohar Strauss (Eyes Wide Open)
  • Ofer Raul Graizer
  • 113 minutes
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