A young baker moves from Berlin to Jerusalem in search of his late lover’s family only to end up playing semblant husband and father to the dead man’s widow and son. Credit first-time writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer with pulling off something of a miracle. Not only is the unorthodox premise kept plausible, for a change it’s prejudiced Jews — unable to certify as kosher pastries made by German hands — making like tough on a peaceful teuton. At the outset, Thomas (Tim Kalkhof) is a watcher confined to the sides of the frame. It isn’t until he finds safety and comfort within enemy lines that Thomas allows his imposture to take center stage. (The reasoning behind the decision to withhold his true identity from Anat (Sarah Adler) is never made clear, but don’t let that throw you.) And there hasn’t been anything to match the intensity of their fully-clothed courting since Jack and Jessica heated up a kitchen in The Postman Always Rings Twice. (2017) — Scott Marks
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