German baker Thomas has an affair with Oren, a married Israeli businessman who frequently visits Berlin. After Oren dies in a car crash, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers about his lover’s death. Thomas finds and starts working for Oren’s widowed wife, who owns a small café. Intimately involved with the widow, he must stretch his lie to protect the truth about Oren.
“The Cakemaker believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation, nor religious belief can deter.” —New York Times
“Despite, or perhaps because of, its position as one of the most polarizing of nations, Israel continues to produce exceptional films, including ones that have nothing to do with the current political situation. The Cakemaker is just such a film.” —Los Angeles Times