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3.7
846 Ratings

Monsieur Lazhar

Bachir Lazhar

Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Canada, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace a primary school teacher who has suffered a tragic death. As the class embarks on a long healing process, nobody at the school suspects Bachir’s painful past, or that he fears being deported at any moment.

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Monsieur Lazhar Directed by Philippe Falardeau

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2012 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Locarno International Film Festival

2011 | 4 wins including: Audience Award

Toronto International Film Festival

2011 | Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film

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