Monsieur Lazhar

PG-13| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
A recent emigrant (Fellag) of Algeria takes over a Canadian classroom after a teacher's tragic death.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Music Box

Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

Release Date: May 25th, 2012|1 hr. 34 min.

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  • What makes the film enthralling is the wisdom and grace with which it addresses the twin subjects of grief and healing, and the quiet beauty of Mohamed Fellag's performance in the title role. show more

  • Fellag, a comedian and himself an exile from Algeria, makes Lazhar both a sensitive and an amusing figure. And the kids are just terrific, especially Emilien Neron as a boy who carries the guilt of the whole school on his shoulders. show more

  • Monsieur Lazhar resembles a clear, clean glass of water: transparent, utterly devoid of gratuitous flavorings or frou-frou, and all the more bracing and essential for it. show more

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  • July 23, 2012 mikesmutt
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    Nice movie with solid writing and acting. Nothing theatrical *********** can easily be watched on the small screen

  • May 22, 2012 eileen5
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    Very well done, kept my interest the whole way through.

  • May 20, 2012 lblesser
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    This is a lovely film. My eyes get misty just thinking about it. The director deserves special recognition for how the schoolchildren are portrayed.

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