Monsieur Lazhar

PG-13 / 94mins / Comedy, Drama / April 13, 2012 (Limited)
Monsieur Lazhar

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 and trying to heal.

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.

"Monsieur Lazhar" stars Brigitte Poupart, Danielle Proulx, Émilien Néron, Fellag, and Sophie Nélisse.

Directed by Philippe Falardeau.
Written by Philippe Falardeau.
Produced by Kim McCraw and Luc Déry.
Production company/distributor: Music Box Films.

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