Never corner a baker...

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 takes one of them out. Intoxicated by his own new unexpressed vigour,
Jens comes out of his shell, but the destructive driving force leads him towards a free fall.

A film that is as shocking with its vigilante story as it is captivating with its determination.
Headed by the always solid Mikkel Vadsholdt (The Sunfish),
who here manages to arouse our empathy in a role of a reserved man
who has difficulty coping with the light of day.


IRISH PREMIERE: Dingle International Film Festival 2017



"Bakerman is typically Scandinavian; dark, straight-to-the-point, and dark in comedy.
It’s beautifully made, thought-provoking and a must-see at the film festivals it’ll travel to.
Bourke is a thoughtful and interesting director, and definitely one to watch..."
-- Cinema Scandinavia

"..The direction is rock solid and then it comes to the visuals they do a superb job
maintaining the mood. And not to be overlooked is Mikkel Vadsholt’s remarkable performance
in the role of this film’s protagonist Jens."
-- 10K Bullets

"The acting performances are also worthy of praise.
Mikkel Vadsholt does a solid job in portraying a conflicted character
..Vadsholt's portrayal of a man very much alone in the world is impressive.
Then we have Siir Tilif who plays Mozan, a character who is introduced halfway through proceedings
and goes on to be quite important to Jen's story arc. Not only is she a beautiful on screen presence,
she also manages to convey a sense of vulnerability but also inner strength that is a joy to watch.
-- Youve Got Red On You

"...Bakerman is a meditation on the nature of heroes and heroism.
Jens feels like a hero when he starts taking out the city’s lowlifes,
and especially when he rescues Mozan. Anna calls him a hero just for giving her a lift in his car.
Even the film’s title is an allusion to heroics:
he’s not Superman or Batman or Iron Man or Spider-Man, he’s Bakerman...
Eventually Jens realises that life’s not about being a hero,
it’s just about decency, understanding and caring.

We don’t need heroes, we just need decent human beings.
Opening yourself up to someone and letting them into your life
– and letting them let you into their life – is heroic enough..."
-- MJ Simpson


A writer, director, editor who enjoys the process of filmmaking
and who made three independent feature films
that have been launched around the world from US, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
Latest movie was screened at CPH:PIX 2016, the biggest film festival in Denmark and DIFF 2017
He was part of the independent journey film panel at the Dingle International Film Festival.

My films are typically atmospheric puzzle pieces, moody with much dark humour.
A film should challenge - but it should be a fun and interesting challenge.

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