The Cakemaker (2018)
Critic Consensus: The Cakemaker explores all-consuming emotion with beguiling restraint, adding up to a delicately understated character study fueled by the power of love.
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Natural performances from Kalkhof and Adler root the melodrama in genuine pathos.
Credit first-time writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer with pulling off something of a miracle.
A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief.
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.
Graizer take his time and never feels the need to spell everything out, and "The Cakemaker" is a testament to what filmmakers can achieve when they trust the audience.
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THE CAKEMAKER (3 1/2 Stars) This surprisingly beautiful, subtle film is perhaps the best movie ever made that has the worst poster EVER MADE! I mean seriously, who thought the Dime Store Novel approach would adequately represent such a warm, cinematic experience. The tale follows a German pastry chef who falls in love with a married Israeli man, who dies, launching an obsessive journey for our titular character. He travels to Israel and ends up working for the widow of his dead boyfriend. It takes some unexpected turns, features very little dialogue to visually convey the different ways grief plays out on loved ones. It's tender, sweet, heartbreaking and perfectly acted. It doesn't hurt that it's also dessert porn heaven.
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