Monsieur Lazhar 2011
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Monsieur Lazhar 2011
Plot: At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Story: Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at risk of being deported at any moment. Adapted from Evelyne de la Cheneliere's play, Bachir Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression. Using great sensitivity and humor, Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death.
Did you know: Canada's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.
Release date: 7 March 2012
User Votes: 7.5
Countries: Canada,
Genres: Comedy, Drama,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 94 minutes
Oscars: None
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