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Antique Bakery 서양골동양과자점 앤티크 (2008) – FILM REVIEW

★★★★ IMK Rating

A N T I Q U E   B A K E R Y

(서양골동양과자점 앤티크)

When life is bitter, eat cake.

A comedy based on a famous manga, ‘Antique Bakery’ by Fumi Yoshinaga.

Jin Hyeok, a rich heir opens a bakery after quitting his job and hires Seon Woo a talented patissier – the ‘gay of demonic charm’. A man who detests cakes set up a bakery with one goal in mind, pursue women by luring them in with pretty desserts.

On the surface, each character’s motives seem clear and simple. However, through an unexpected plot twist, the boys evolve and we learn of their secrets and backgrounds. Interestingly, the film morphs from a light and comedic film into undertones of murder and mystery.

The surprising turn of events keep you engaged from the impeccably presented cakes, to the suspenseful plot towards the end. Definitely more to the film than just pretty boys and pretty desserts. About love, hardship and dreams. This isn’t your everyday film, it’s different and its special. Worth a watch.

Running Time: 112 mins

Diana Chan

CEO and chief magazine editor. An explorer, creator and do-er. Can easily be found marathon-ing a K-drama. No spoilers please.

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1 COMMENT
  • Funke Raji
    2 years ago

    If you like things that are a little different I diffently recommend antique bakery, sooo funny, loved it.

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