Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When an unexpected tragedy befalls Thomas, he must go to Jerusalem in search of answers. There he finds himself weaving a lie he must stretch to conceal the real truth behind his identity.
A terrifically impressive feature debut by Israeli writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer, The Cakemaker is a moving exercise in carefully nuanced, slightly melancholy emotional naturalism. Throughout, the film lets us apply our readings to what is displayed, rather than imposing its own. This is especially true of Thomas Kalkhof’s remarkable performance, one that seems founded on stillness and silence, which we can imagine are natural defenses for a young man who has been deeply wounded by his experiences.
Winner of over 15 international awards, and nominated for over a dozen more, The Cakemaker is contemporary international art house cinema at is finest.
Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer. 2018. 105 minutes. Not Rated.
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“Kalkhof has perfect chemistry with both Miller and Adler. The characters don’t have to talk for the audience to feel the loss, love and desire they’re experiencing.” – Samantha Incorvaia, Arizona Republic