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Mr Kaplan

June 6th, ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm.

A black comedy about a Jewish retiree who is convinced the local restaurateur is a former Nazi.

Selected by Uruguay as Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards 2015.
Official Selection: BFI London Film Festival 2014


After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth.

After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he’s found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him.

Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, ageing, and the drive for significance.

Director: Álvaro Brechner
Country: Uruguay co-production
Year: 2014
Duration: 98 mins
Classification: M15+
Spanish/Yiddish with English subtitles