The Cakemaker

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The Cakemaker (Der Kuchenmacher)

Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer

  • Germany, Israel 2017; 105 min
  • Original version: English, German, Hebrew
  • Genre: Drama
    • Israel's Submission for the 91st Academy Awards
    • Jerusalem Foundation Award for Best Editing, Lia Award - Jerusalem FF


Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her, creating German cakes and cookies that bring her Café to life. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation. To protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return.

Director's Statement

Set in a melancholic yet vivid portrait of Jerusalem, and based on a personal experience, the film tells of characters who wish to put aside their definitions of nationality, sexuality and religion. It is a story full of love for people, life, food and cinema. It is my story.






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