Monsieur Lazhar

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2011
  • Running time: 95 min
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... read more
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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.

Original Release

09/10/2011

US Release

04/13/2012

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Cast

Sophie Nelisse Alice L'Écuyer
Emilien Neron Simon
Danielle Proulx Mme Vaillancourt
Brigitte Poupart Claire
Mohamed Fellag Bachir Lazhar
Marie-Ève Beauregard Marie-Frédérique
André Robitaille Commissaire
Daniel Gadouas Me Gilbert Danis
Francine Ruel Mme Dumas
Hélène Grégoire Gardienne
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Philippe Falardeau

Writers

Évelyne de la Chenelière, Philippe Falardeau

Cast

Producers

Editors

Stéphane Lafleur

2012OscarBest Foreign Language Film of the Year Nominated
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