Monsieur Lazhar


Monsieur Lazhar
This highly-rated movie was Canada's entry into the Oscars. It tells the story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar, 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. In French language with English subtitles.

91 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10.
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Marie-Ève Beauregard, Vincent Millard, Seddik Benslimane
Director
Philippe Falardeau
ScreenplayPhilippe Falardeau
MusicMartin Léon
CinematographyRonald Plante
EditingStéphane Lafleur
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2011
Produced bymicro_scope

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow, brief, contextual
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseLow, brief, contextual
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Anthony Quinn quote iconSympathetic balance between a child's view of schooling and an adults. Witty and warm.
15
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconMonsieur Lazhar should appeal widely to arthouse audiences and lovers of smart, international cinema.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
Metacritic.com
31 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
106 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMonsieur Lahzar is a tender and thoughtful portrait of a man with hidden grief and also a compelling exploration of the teacher-student dynamic.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
17

What the People say

Internet
4048 Netizens
15

Average .. 83%

17

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