Antique Bakery

Antique Bakery (2008)

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As an heir to the 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 patisserie 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 read moreyoung men stir up the quiet neighborhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men have unforgettable past that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel.

  • Native title:

    서양골동양과자점 앤티크
  • Also Known as:

    Sayangkoldong Yangkwajajeom Aentikeu; Antique; Prince's Bakery;

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Aishiteruki
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May 5, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
SUCH a watchable movie! The four main characters are each unique and interesting in their own ways and the interactions between them are wonderful. It is one of those films that will make you cry with laughter and emotion. Truly amazing. The story itself is interesting, something different, and the way the story is told, again, is something different, but for me the characters are the reason I watch it again and read more again. After watching this I did try the anime and mange, but they weren't as uplifting or emotional. I also know that it's originally BL, so BL fans eat you heart out, and even if you're not, it's done in a way that it will entertain everyone!

Definitely recommended!
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biniBningPunkista
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Sep 6, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The Kmovie would have been a good queer film if not for the plot. I watched the movie earlier with a friend and am not surprised as to why 1million viewers tried to watch this film within two weeks. How could four-hot-good-looking-irresistible stars not garner these amount of fans?

In this movie, what was really interesting was how each character had their own story to tell. I'm also glad that the director read more and producer gave the chance for these characters to show their own side of the story. The movie is quite long, with bits of musical pieces in between that I almost thought it was going to be like a broadway musical show up to the end.

Joo Ji-hoon (from Goong and Mawang) who played as Kim Jin Hyeok, Antique's owner was the most complex character in the lot. He had this terrible past which he doesn't have closure with up until he made up the Bake shop. Jin Hyeok do not actually like sweets because of an incident 20 years ago. The only way he could move on from that was to catch the person who inflicted trauma in his past but the story does not only revolve around him. There's more...

Kim Jae-wook (from Coffee Prince) as Min Seon-woo, the gay Patisserie (my favorite character) was VERY queer, charming, hot and definitely devious when it comes to making men; straight or gay fall for him. Only Jin Hyeok is the exception for some certain reason related in the past (again). He is the only guy who is able to resist his charm thoroughly up to the present but there would be some side story between their friendship and how things work out in favor for both of them in the end.

I loved the way Jae-wook presented his character, it seemed so real and not icky to watch all. There were several kissing scenes with a guy in this movie to show how gay his character really was. What fascinated me more was that before I actually watched the movie, I have read several comments from him as to how he was able to portray the character in a realistic manner. During the filming sessions, he admitted that he was having a very hard time internalizing his gay character because in reality he wasn't gay. What's more interesting is how it seemed so natural on screen, you wouldn’t even think he was uncomfortable with the whole process. He was so darn convincing that I would think he was gay if I didn't know any better.

Yoo Ah-in (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) as Patisserie apprentice Yang Ki-beom, a punk kid who wanted to eat cakes and is running away from something. The kid is an insistent worker, stubborn but has a high respect for Seon-woo and would only acknowledge him as the best Patisserie in the whole world. He also has a sweet tooth that he became the official taster for the bake-shop.

Choi Ji-ho as Nam Soo-yeong, the guy who is unbelievably stuck with Jin-hyeok. He is the son of the Kim's house nanny and became Jin-hyeok's body guard in the process. He may be a bit slow, and could have been affected by the charms of Seon-woo but he has a great respect and kin-ship affection (not in a gay kind of way) towards Jin-hyeok. He always sees to it that he will be able to cater the needs of his young master.

There are other characters that have their own roles, but it would be too tedious to mention them one by one. Over all the movie's quirkiness is thanks to these four wonderful guys. They have brought the entire film to the best of its ability that even in its 109 minutes, did not once made me feel it was draggy or boring. The mixture of humor and suspense was perfect, even the soundtrack fit so well with the whole movie. There might be some several graphics that was a bit too exaggerated but the colorful atmosphere and acting took that tiny glitch away.

The movie may not show any love interest between a man and woman, but it would certainly show how people could connect deeply with each other no matter how one is scarred from the past or has a marred future. It only shows that in the end, everyone would be able to cope up with their own personal demons.

A must see movie for those who has a queer eye and a different perspective in life.
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light-hearted shounen ai material. Both does get serious at some parts.
Antique Bakery - comical; one of my favorite drama to watch
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Both involve homosexual relationships. Antique Bakery deals more with friendship though while Two Weddings and a Funeral is focused on homosexuality, it's problems and how to deal with it. Both are really hilarious.
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    PriRiRin 21 days ago

    It was well paced and after finishing it and coming back here I realized actor playing my most fav character is Yoo Ah In (Not a big fan but I loved his character in Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and the one playing gay character is villain from VOICE.

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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017

    The movie that made me a fan of Kim Jae Wook..it was good even if I wouldn't usually choose gay inclined series/movies..this is nothing to avoid as it doesn't go too far ahead on the idea.

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    Ahena Aug 25, 2016

    If you don't like this movie, just give it another chance after some time. I have seen this movie uncountable and I feel it's better every time I watch it.

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    ZUTTERSUGA Aug 22, 2016 - edited

    Do you know where I can watch it with eng subs?

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    mini Jul 24, 2016

    It was like reading manga, enjoyable.

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    MilaKim Jun 29, 2016

    It's a funny,sad and cute movie even if it's gay themed. This point is turning it into a hilarious movie. I really liked it, and recognized some of the actors. ( it's happening! ).
    Anyway, IT'S A MUST WATCH even if you're not into supporting LGBT community. :D

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    Palani Jun 11, 2016

    HIT or MISS.
    It's a hit for me. No other movie has shown the gay(ism) in such a funnier way. Also a food porn movie.! This is a cake walk for all.
    MUST SEE if you are a cake lover!

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    INFIRES May 15, 2016

    I'm confused as fxck is this a gay romance?

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    It was easy enough to watch this one and it was funny at times, I liked Joo Ji Hoon's character the most - and his backstory mystery. I don't support gay relationships at all - and needless to say I skipped over the "intimate" scenes in this one. But i loved how he'd "tease" JJH's character - made me lol at times :P I only checked into this movie b/c Yoo Ah In was in it lol *and since I've developed a newly stalker like addiction to his films - I couldn't pass it by* XD But his character wasn't very prominent in this film - I would have liked to have seen more of him and his character development :/ the film is basically centralized around Kim Jae Wook "the demonic charm" and Joo Ji Hoon. - but for me as long as I skipped those few scenes it was a decent movie to watch once - I won't watch it again though. and all the cakes honestly made me nauseous - I felt like Joo Ji Hoon's character lol *I am not someone who can eat super sweet things*.

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      Sho Jan 12, 2017

      honestly don't watch a queer movie if you don't like gays because these things are the little representation we get smh

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      DreamingKoreanBallad Jan 12, 2017

      As stated in my comment - I only watched this movie for Yoo Ah In (I will watch many movies for a certain actor and not the plot itself) - It's my choice what to watch and what I like and dislike out of a plot. It isn't hurting anyone. I simply stated what I liked and disliked about the film - no need to get offended. It's my opinion and taste. Just like you have yours.

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    Cri Mar 28, 2016

    sweet movie~

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    tattylovestofly Feb 6, 2016

    That was a f***ing masterpiece. From comedy to serious to food porn and hella hot guys.

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    honesu Jan 22, 2016

    yoo ah in was such a baby back then !

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    joyje Dec 4, 2015

    Jae Wook was sexy in the movie. Nice movie.

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    veronicaruiz Sep 3, 2015

    if you want to see Jae Wook in all his sexiness then watch this! Overall great movie and left me satisfied. The only thing I'm wondering is whether ji Hyeok and seo woo end up together...

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    blg Jun 17, 2015

    A helpful comment:dont watch it when you are hungry,i did and couldnt focus on anything other than those gorgeous cakes!!

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Nov 13, 2008
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 49 min.

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    7.8 (scored by 5,770 users)
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