Thomas, a shy young pastry chef living in Berlin, begins a romance with one of his customers, a married Israeli businessman with a wife and child back home. When his lover is tragically killed in a car accident, Thomas instinctively seeks out the only person who can understand his grief – his lover's widow, Anat.
He travels to Jerusalem and begins making traditional German cakes and biscuits in the kosher kitchen of her struggling café. United by their shared grief for the same man, an unexpected bond develops between the two. However, by insinuating himself into Anat's life without revealing his sexual past with her late husband, Thomas is playing a dangerous game. What is it that he really wants from her?
The award-winning debut feature of gay Israeli-German filmmaker Ofir Raul Grazier, The Cakemaker is a surprising romantic drama full of secrets, lies, and complex questions of identity.
A gay German baker and a weary Israeli widow grieve for the same man in Ofir Raul Graizer's humane, heart-kneading debut feature - Variety