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Alvaro Brechner: ‘Mr. Kaplan,’ Dignity, ‘Scarecrow,’ a Phrase His Grandfather Once Used

24 November 2014 7:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mar Del Plata — Uruguayan, but Madrid-based, Alvaro Brechner, whose “Mr. Kaplan,” Uruguay’s Oscar entry, plays at the Mar del Plata Festival and then segues to Ventana Sur, is a young master of understated humor – as many of his compatriots – and man’s battle for that most basic – and Quixotic – of democratic rights, the right to dignity. In “Mr. Kaplan,” that entails a 76-year-old embarking, with his sidekick Sancho Panza-ish driver Contreras, on a Nazi hunt. The candidate for outing: An aged but still fit German who owns a bar on the beach. As Mar del Plata kicked into gear, Variety caught him Brechner in a reflective mood.

There’s a Bernardo Bertolucci film, “Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man.” “Mr. Kaplan” seems to me a deadpan comedy of a ridiculous man…

Deep down all men are somewhat ridiculous, because of the need to give a certain sense to our existence, »

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