Sunday, December 9, 2012
Assassin in Love (The Baker) by Gareth Lewis, 2008 (PG-13)
with Damian Lewis (Homeland), Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Throne), Dyfan Dwyfor, Anthony O'Donnell, Steve Speirs, Brian Hibbard, William Thomas, Michael Gambon, Robert Page, Philip Howe
A sleepy village in the country seems like the perfect hideout for a failed assassin (Damian Lewis) who's trying his best to avoid his angry employers. That is, until the locals assume he's the new baker they've hired, and promptly put him to work. Forget what he might have been asked to do in the past ... this new gig is no piece of cake. Michael Gambon and Kate Ashfield co-star in this quirky comedy with plenty of bite.
It is strange to watch a movie from a few years back with the actors from the leading series of 2012, probably the reason why it ended up on TV now. It is a Welsh comedy about a reconverted killer in a remote town, with characters coming from a movie of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, actually, it has something to it even in the aesthetic... but the sense of humor is definitely British, or Welsh. It turns out to be also a romantic comedy, but in the end, it truly is a silly movie.