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by Álvaro Brechner


Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America because of World War II. But now turning 76, he’s become rather grumpy, fed up with his community and his family’s lack of interest in its own heritage. One beach bar may, however, provide him with an unexpected opportunity to achieve greatness and recover his family’s respect in the community: its owner, a quiet, elderly German, raises Mr.Kaplan suspicion of being a runaway nazi. Ignoring his family’s concerns about his health, Jacob secretly recruits Contreras, a more loyal than honest former police officer, to help him investigate. Together, they will try to repeat the historic capture of Adolf Eichmann: by unmasking and kidnapping the German and secretly taking him to Israel.

international title: Mr. Kaplan
original title: Mr. Kaplan
country: Uruguay, Germany, Spain
sales agent: Memento International
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Álvaro Brechner
release date: DE 16/07/2015
screenplay: Álvaro Brechner
cast: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker
cinematography by: Álvaro Gutiérrez
film editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
art director: Gustavo Ramírez
producer: Álvaro Brechner, Mariana Secco
co-producer: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
production: Razor Film Produktion, Baobab Films, Salado Media
distributor: Avalon, Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH

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