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About the Film:

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film ‘Monsieur Lazhar’ tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors.

Genre(s): Drama

Run Time: 94min.

Status: In Theaters

Distributor(s): Music Box Films

Director(s): Philippe Falardeau

Starring: Mohamed Fellag , Sophie Nelisse , Emilien Neron , Danielle Proulx , Brigitte Poupart

Themes: Innocence Lost,Immigrant Life,Fish Out of Water,Suicide,Teachers and Students,Facing Death

Tone: Poignant,Reflective

Keywords: Algeria,Canada,elementary-school,healing,immigrant,school-principal,student,substitute-teacher,suicide,teacher,tragedy,trauma

Country of Origin: USA – Limited (04-13-2012)

Language: French