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Sr. Kaplan (Mr. Kaplan)
dir. Álvaro Brechner
Uruguay, 2014, 98 minutes
English sub-titles

19th Latin American Film Festival
Richcraft Hall Theatre (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 pm
In addition to being 76 years-old, rather eccentric and visually impaired, Mr. Kaplan finds himself in the midst of an unexpected, late-life existential crisis. One day, his grand-daughter mentions that there is a strange German man who runs a café near the beach. Convinced that he has found an escaped "Nazi," Mr. Kaplan, himself a Polish Jew who fled from the Nazis as a child, teams up with a dissolute ex-cop named Contreras in order to kidnap the German and take him to justice. Kaplan’s righteous manhunt soon goes awry. Offbeat and droll, Mr. Kaplan was Uruguay's submission for 2014 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. From the director of Bad Day To Go Fishing (presented at LAFF 2013).