Mr. Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan is a 2014 Uruguayan comedy-drama film directed by Álvaro Brechner, and starring Héctor Noguera and Néstor Guzzini. It was selected as the Uruguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

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.