23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival-April 30th-May 10, 2015
All over Toronto for 23 years “The Toronto Jewish Film Festival” arrives with over 46 Canadian Premiere, 20 Toronto Premieres and 110 films from 18 countries. The theme of the festival was “Only The Films Need To Be Jewish To Get In.” The closing night film was:” Mr. Kaplan/Esperando A Mister Kaplan” is a 2014 Uruguayan drama film directed by Álvaro Brechner. The cast was:: HÉCTOR NOGUERA, NÉSTOR GUZZINI, ROLF BECKER. :It was selected as the Uruguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. This film is a hilarious 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. Now turning 76, he’s become grumpy and fed up with his community and his family’s lack of interest in its own heritage. When a quiet, elderly German raises Mr. Kaplan’s suspicions of being a runaway Nazi, he ignores his family’s concerns and Jacob secretly recruits a clumsy Wilson Contreras, a former police officer, to help him investigate.Together, they try to repeat the historic capture of Adolf Eichmann: by unmasking and kidnapping the German and secretly taking him to Israel. They later realize that their plan was a mistake and try to make amends to the elderly German. The two “Rookie” Nazi hunters forge a bond and return to their family a little wiser after living a “James Bond”lifestyle for a short period of time.