Bakerman

Dir.: David Noel Bourke | Denmark 2016 | 83 min

Never make a baker feel cornered. Jens (Mikkel Vadsholdt) has accepted far too much for too long. Being the shy night-owl he is, he keeps to himself, but the world will not let him be. The new master baker's quality starts slackening, and when a bunch of yobs one day smash the window of Jens's car, he resolutely grabs a tire changing spanner and knocks one of them down. Intoxicated by his own new unexpressed vigour, Jens comes out of his shell, but the destructive driving force leads him towards a free fall. David Noel Bourke has consistently worked from making underground genre films to stylish arthouse works, culminating in this disturbing Danish counterpart to 'Falling Down'. A film that is as shocking with its vigilante story as it is captivating with its determination. Headed by the always solid Mikkel Vadsholdt, who enjoyed a bit of a breakthrough in 'The Sunfish', and who here manages to arouse our empathy with the taciturn man who has difficulty coping with the light of day.

Original Title
Bakerman
Country
Denmark
Release Year
2016
Duration
83 min.
Directors
David Noel Bourke
Producer
Emanuel AG, William Bourke, Michael Conlan, Anthony Egan, David McNamara, James McNamara
Script
Cast
Mikkel Vadsholt, Brian Hjulmann, Siir Tilif, Mia Lerdam
Camera
Rasmus Leo Hansen, Nikolaj Lindblad
Sound
Lars Bangsholt, Tsvetan Nastev
Editor
David Noel Bourke
Music
Tsvetan Nastev, Anders Søndergaard Dahl
Production Company
Last Exit Productions, TBT productions, Æstetiske Billeder
Version
Dialogue: English Subtitles
Tempo
2
Thrills
5
Sighs
7
Laughs
1
Look
6
Food for thought
5