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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.

Cast: Fellag , Sophie Nélisse , Émilien Néron , Danielle Proulx , Brigitte Poupart , Jules Philip , Daniel Gadouas , Louis Champagne

Director: Philippe Falardeau

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Music Box

Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

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

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    An understated story of coping with emotional blows that offers a compelling portrait of a decent man. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Falarde, in adapting a play, has a sweet, humanistic approach reminiscent of Bill Forsyth's '80s dramedies that lets "Lazhar's" protagonist and his class shine. show more

  • 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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