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Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

Directed by

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Mohamed Fellag Mohamed Fellag
Bachir Lazhar
Sophie Nélisse Sophie Nélisse
Alice L'Écuyer
Marie-Ève Beauregard Marie-Ève Beauregard
Seddik Benslimane Seddik Benslimane

Written by
Philippe Falardeau Philippe Falardeau
Evelyne de la Chenelière Evelyne de la Chenelière
play Bashir Lazhar


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A Lovable and Complex Character

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This is a really good canadian (francophone) film that uses the good´ol teachers sub-sub-genre for a better cause. The film explores a number of different things:

First and foremost: coping with death, loss and grief. This it´s done in two ways, as an individual and as a community. The way children and adults cope with an incomprehensible suicide (the blamings, rationalizations, ... read more
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An Algerian immigrant is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically.
Release date: 7 March 2012
Tags: Drama (7), 2011 (5), Canada (5), 2010s (4), Comedy (2), French (2), Suicide (2), Canadian (2), Refugee (2), Algeria (1), Hug (1), 10s (1), 87 Min. (1), Foreign (1), School (1), Old School (1), Montreal (1), Teacher (1), Color (1), Based On Play (1)
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"2011 84th Academy Awards Nominated"

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