Monsieur Lazhar 2012

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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94mins

Critic Reviews

  • Yo, teach! – Monsieur Lazhar Review

    Reviewed by Jess Lomas

    Writer director Philippe Falardeau has but a handful of credits to his name, and yet his latest went on to become a 2012 Best Foreign Language Film nominee. With such an achievement to its name, Mo...

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  • Yo, teach! – Monsieur Lazhar Review

    Reviewed by Jess Lomas

    Writer-director Philippe Falardeau has but a handful of credits to his name, and yet his latest went on to become a 2012 Best Foreign Language Film nominee. With such an achievement to its name, Mo...

    + Read the full review

Member Reviews

  • Quite a nice movie. I do not know why people have issues with subtitles. This is an enjoyable human story with very believable performances, delivered best by the kids.

  • An excellent movie. Children should be able to express grief, anger, love, and any other emotion. It is a pity that affection and hugging has had to be abandoned in our Schools etc., because of the perceived trouble it can cause. Definitely recommend.

  • an enjoyable movie showing the issues that some people are confronted with

  • A movie that charmed us. Well worth it. The child actors were fabulous. It was just a great story told well. (I liked the parents line that there is a difference between teaching and raising a child. I wished I used that line in parent teacher nights I have experienced.)

    Ron
  • Gentle interpretation of a sensitive subject, Watch out for the girl who plays the part of Sophie in "The Book Thief". Looking forward to seeing her in more films in the future.

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