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8th February 2013 13:00:00
Posted by Anthony Nield

Antique Bakery in February

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“the story of four hot guys who run a pastry shop, dealing with same-sex attraction and a criminal on the loose while preparing unpronounceable Gallic confections for their clientele” VARIETY


Terracotta Distribution will release Min Kyu-dong’s ANTIQUE BAKERY onto UK DVD on February 11th. From the press release:

Sexual tension and unsolved mystery are in the air at an up-market cake shop in this comedy-drama from Min Kyu-dong (MEMENTO MORI).

As an heir to family fortune, Jin-hyuk has money, the looks, the charm, everything except finding the love of his life. So he sets up a cake shop where women are sure to come. He hires Sun-woo, a talented patissier who had a crush on Jin-hyuk back in high school.

Along with an ex-boxing champion Gi-beom and a clueless bodyguard Su-young, the four unique and handsome young men stir up the quiet neighbourhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men has an unforgettable past that they are afraid to face. But their secrets slowly begin to unravel

Based on award-winning Japanese manga of the same title, this film is a fun and light-hearted frolic punctuated with brief musical set pieces, a colourful touch, mouth-watering delicacies and a dark undertone.

One of the most successful Korean gay movies ever made, ANTIQUE BAKERY played at Berlin International Film Festival (Official selection Culinary section), Austin Gay & Lesbian Int'l Film Festival, New York Asian Film festival, Ghent Int'l Film Festival (Belgium), Hawaii Int'l Film Festival 2009 (USA),Festival Paris Cinema and Terracotta Festival (UK).

Extras features will include: the making of ANTIQUE BAKERY, the Korean trailer, a music video and a photo gallery.


About Anthony Nield
Anthony hails from Cheltenham and has been writing about film for the best part of a decade. His particular obsessions include British and experimental cinema, non-fiction, and films that have fallen by the wayside. You'll find him reviewing such works in the DVD and Blu-ray sections, plus the occasional feature.