Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who makes frequent business visits to Berlin. When Oren dies in an accident in Jerusalem, Thomas travels to Israel looking for answers about his lover’s life and death. Under a secret identity, Thomas finds his way into the life of Anat, his lover’s widowed wife, who owns a small café. Thomas starts to work for Anat and create German cakes that help her business thrive, but how far can he go until his real identity is uncovered? Ofir Raul Graizer’s award-winning debut is a tense and moving drama with an extra ingredient of baking pleasure.
‘A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief that marks an auspicious feature debut for Israeli writer-director Ofir Raul Graizer.’ - Guy Lodge, Variety
‘Yearning and melancholy are baked into every frame of The Cakemaker, and, like all good pastries, this grief-infused drama makes a strong impression.’ - Sarah Ward, Screen International
English, Hebrew, Alemannic, Alsatian, Swiss German