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Monsieur Lazhar

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Monsieur Lazhar

Release Date: September 10, 2011

Year    :   2011
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   micro_scope
Director    :   Philippe Falardeau
Producers    :   Kim McCraw
Writers    :   Philippe Falardeau
RunTime    :   94 mins.
Revenue    :   6581915

During a harsh Montréal winter, an elementary-school class is left reeling after its teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the classroom of traumatized children. All the while, he must keep his personal life tucked away: the fact that he is seeking political refuge in Québec – and that he, like the children, has suffered an appalling loss.


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