• Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

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Release Date: May 25th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2012

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

Director: Philippe Falardeau

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Music Box

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  • 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

  • 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

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