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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A beautiful film that manages to tug at my heartstrings in the most genuine, touching way without being heavy-handed or cheesy. Heartbreaking story that stays with you. Lots of difficult but important topics explored in an amazingly seamless and convincing way: grief, immigration, education, pedagogy. The cast has been flawless.
Solo pongo 5 estrellas cuando creo que una Película cumple su cometido, el mundo del cine es forma diferente de comunicación, de expresión, enseñanza y mil cosas más que puedo Agregar y esta ENCANTADORA película, tiene mucho de ello, por eso la recomiendo ampliamente, excelentes actuaciones, historias aunque un tanto resumidas, son buenas y cumplen con el objetivo principal.
Una Película que te deja con sed de mas
A replacement teacher and his students help each other come to terms with tragedies in their lives. Compassionate, thoughtful, often very funny.
Recognizes that a modern classroom with its heavily regulated behavior can be an environment hostile to compassion and connection and addresses that both as a part of the inciting tragedy and as an obstacle to dealing with it.
An Algerian refugee fleeing from his past steps in as the new teacher for a troubled class whose former teacher committed suicide in the classroom. As the school mourns and the children struggle to cope with shock, sadness, and guilt, Mr. Lazhar becomes the strong, encouraging figure they need, despite skeptical, overprotective parents and clueless administrators. Thoughtful & wise, w/o the usual cliches.
The polar opposite of 'detachment' this Academy award nominated pic gently and poignantly follows the arrival of a mysterious substitute teacher and his impact on a classroom dealing with the suicide of their previous teacher. It's heart-warming and honest, exquisitely photographed and performance perfect whilst at the same time manages to subtly comment on immigration, truth and bias. 4 stars