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Film Class: The Cakemaker

  • The Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St. San Francisco United States (map)

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas insinuates himself into the life of Oren’s widow, Anat. As he becomes a baker for the small café that she runs, the two develop an intense relationship with a lie at its center. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 2017, 113 minutes.

Discussion led by Library Director Howard Freedman.

Program made possible, in part, by Barbara Shragge.