The Cakemaker

Israele/Germania, 2017, HD, 105', col.

director:

Ofir Raul Graizer

The Cakemaker

Berlin. Thomas is a pastry cook and one of his regular customers is Oren, an Israeli engineer, whose wife and son live in Jerusalem. Thanks to Thomas' wonderful cakes, the two fall in love. But one day Oren suddenly stops coming to the shop. Thomas decides to go to Jerusalem to understand the reasons behind his disappearance. There he goes to the coffee shop run by Anat, Oren's wife, and, pretending to look for a job, he becomes the new dishwasher. When his talent as a pastry cook comes out, the doors of the kitchen open for him. But Moti, Oren's Orthodox Jewish brother doesn't look kindly on Thomas. Very soon Thomas' cakes are a success with the customers, while the relationship between Thomas and Anat become less professional, and more adventurous and intimate...

screenplay

Ofir Raul Graizer

editing

Michal Openheim

photography

Omri Aloni

production design

Daniel Kossow, Yael Bibelnik

costume design

Lilu Goldfine

music

Dominique Charpentier

cast

Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Strauss, Sandra Sade

producer

Itai Tamir

production

Film Base Berlin, Laila Films

co-producer

Mathias Schwerbrock, Ofir Raul Grazier

co-production

Film Base Berlin

 

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Ofir Raul Graizer

Biofilmography

Ofir Raul Graizer was born in 1981 and studied cinema at the Sapir College in Sderot, Israel. During his university years he directed several short films, including A Prayer in January (2007), Dor (2009) and the experimental documentary Minyan – The Gathering of the Ten. When he finished his studies, together with Teresita Ugarte, he co-directed La discotheque (2015), which was screened at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. In 2017 he presented his debut feature film The Cakemaker at several international film festivals and also won the Jury Prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.