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This story is about four men who work in a confectionary. Jin Hyuk is the owner; Son Woo is the superb baker that has a mysterious and mesmerizing aura; Soo Young (Choi Ji Ho) is the waiter and close bodyguard of Jin Hyuk; and last but not least Gi Beom (Yoo Ah), the ex-boxer who loves cake so much that he becomes a waiter at 'Antique'. This is a refreshing, yet heartfelt comedy about the 4 very unique personalities that work until the wee hours of the night at the small confectionary. The series follows the romance, family life, and most importantly friendship that these 4 men from different generations experience.
A guy who hates sweets opens up a cake shop and hires a self-proclaimed 'gay of demonic charm' as the head patissier.
The entire premise of Antique seems quite silly. However, don't be surprised when you go in expecting a light-hearted fluffy comedy. The story hides a surprisingly darker side, and shifts quickly between comedy and more serious topics.
Don't try to make too much sense of what's happening, but just go with the flow of the story and enjoy the ride. And an enjoyable ride it is! The story is at times quite hilarious, and the characters are well rounded and easily keep the viewer's interest. There's definitely more to Antique than meets the eye.
Jin Hyuk (Ju Ji-hun) is a wealthy young man of privilege with a tragic past. He also hates sweets but is unperturbed by the prospect of opening a gourmet cake shop and hiring Son Woo (Kim Jae-wook) as his genius baker. Standing in their way is their tempestuous history together. Jin Hyuk cruelly rebuked Son Woo’s amorous advances at high school leaving him devastated at first, but ultimately releasing his gay “demonic charm” causing any and every heterosexual man to fall madly in love with him.
The staff is rounded out by ex-boxer and Son Woo’s protégé Ki Beom (Yu Ah-in) and Jin Hyuk’s dim-witted but loyal childhood friend and body guard Soo Yeong (Choi Ji-ho.) The four men struggle…
Tonally this is a difficult film to put a handle on, as the shifts in topic are incredibly large. However, this film handles it beautifully, so much that the changes seem inevitable. For a film which covers such a dark topic it really is a happy and feel-good movie, and one which I would recommend.
Based on a popular manga, this Korean comedy drama focuses on a guy called Tachibana who opens a bakery, employing former schoolfriend Ono as the chef. Ono has always fancied his boss, and all the other staff fancy Ono, so hilarity ensues. Plus there’s a more serious subplot at work as they attempt to discover the cake-loving criminal who abducted Tachibana as a kid. It’s a surprising mix of comedy and drama that works well – and you’ll definitely want to indulge your sweet tooth after all the mouth-watering cakes on show!
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