Mr. Kaplan

Poster for Mr. Kaplan Álvaro Brechner’s second feature is a hilarious, crowdpleasing black comedy revolving around a Jewish retiree who is convinced that the shy, old German owner of a local seafront restaurant is in fact a former Nazi. Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America during World War II. But now turning 76, he’s become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family’s lack of interest in its own heritage.
http://www.aiceisraelifilmfestival.com/films/mr-kaplan

Year:
2014
Length:
95 minutes
Country:
Director:
Alvaro Brechner
Genre:

Shown at

  1. 10th Annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. 12th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 15th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. 17th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2015
  5. 18th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2016
  6. 18th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. 19th Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida - 2015
  8. 20th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  9. 20th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  10. 20th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  11. 21st Annual International Jewish Film Festival (Eastern Connecticut) - 2015
  12. 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  13. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  14. 25th Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  15. 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  16. 7th Annual Augusta Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  17. 8th Annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series - 2015
  18. AICE Israeli Film Festival - 2014
  19. Ames-Azalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  20. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  21. Central Florida Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  22. Central Massachusetts Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  23. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  24. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  25. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  26. Cleveland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  27. DPJCC's 15th Annual Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  28. Festival Internacional de Cine Judío Caracas - 2015
  29. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  30. JewishFilm - 2015
  31. Judaica - Mostra de Cultura e Cinema - 2015
  32. Jüdische Filmtage in München - 2016
  33. Long Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  34. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  35. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  36. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  37. Monmouth County Israel Film Festival - 2015
  38. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  39. Riverside Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  40. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  41. Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  42. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  43. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  44. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  45. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  46. Zsido Film Fesztival - 2015

3 Responses

  1. This is a great great film

  2. Deborah Malel says:

    Espectacular pelicula, que nos mantuvo en vilo. Excelente fotografia.
    Muy bien caracterizados los personajes. Super recomendable.
    Mis sinceras felicitaciones a todos los implicados.

  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘Mr. Kaplan’: London Review
    The story of an elderly Jewish man (Hector Noguera) who suspects an old German immigrant (Rolf Becker) of being a former Nazi, Mr. Kaplan probably represents Uruguay’s best shot ever at making the final-five shortlist for the best foreign-language film Oscar. Writer-director Alvaro Brechner’s wry serio-comedy (his Bad Day to Go Fishing was Uruguay’s 2009 submission) will still have long odds, but this highly amusing crowd-pleaser has already chalked up a number of festival outings. Eminently likable, it has tangible commercial potential as a niche release abroad even without shortlist support.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/mr-kaplan-london-review-742477

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