Original Spanish version with English subtitles
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Mr. Kaplan feels Alexander Payne-esque with its quirky but grounded sense of humor and a human substance to a slick cinematic style.
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, aging, and the drive for significance.
“Mr. Kaplan is certainly a treat for any ticket holders. It’s a film that takes itself seriously enough to have weight and depth to its characters and themes, but not seriously enough to still have fun while doing it.”
“Charming and enjoyable. It’s a neat consideration of ageing and the battles we create for ourselves in order to feel necessary.”
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OFFICIAL SELECTION – FCLM 2015
BEST LATIN AMERICAN FEATURE – MAR DEL PLATA FILM FESTIVAL
BEST ACTOR – BIARRITZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL