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Shy Berlin baker Thomas (Tim Kalkhof) sets up house with his part-time boyfriend Oren, a married Israeli businessman who visits Germany monthly. When Oren is killed in a car accident a devastated Thomas journeys to Jerusalem, seeking closure. Though a fish out of water, he infiltrates Oren’s life and that of his unsuspecting widow Anat (Sarah Adler, JELLYFISH (Meduzot), SJFF 2008) and her young son, working a menial kitchen job in her struggling café, which he revives with his popular cakes and cookies. Desire, grief, religion, and the quest for absolution produce a potent recipe that heats up as their collaboration takes unexpected turns. How long can Thomas keep his secret from Oren’s family? Gorgeous camera shots of delicious pastries are set to a sparse piano score in director Ofir Raul Graizer’s graceful and nuanced feature debut.  

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Film Details:

Director: Ophir Raul Graizer
Country: Germany/Israel
Language: English, German, and Hebrew w/subtitles
Running Time: 104m
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama


  • Romance
  • German/Israel Relations
  • Foodies

Rating/Warning: R (sex, nudity)



Corporate Sponsors: Eye Society - BellevueTami Grayevsky | Windermere
Community Partners: Congregation Tikvah Chadashah: Puget Sound's GLBT Chavurah, Kol HaNeshamah: A Progressive Synagogue Community
Community Outreach Partners: Three Dollar Bill Cinema | TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival