Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

  • Web Code: M2195121
  • Other formats: Blu-ray Disc
  • Release Date: 03-13-2012
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Overview

A teacher and his students learn from one another in the wake of a tragedy in this drama from director Philippe Falardeau. Simon (Emilien Neron) and Alice (Sophie Nelisse) are a pair of grade-school students who make a shocking discovery one day when they witness their teacher taking her own life in their classroom. The school's principal (Danielle Proulx) wants things back to normal as soon as possible, and when substitute teacher Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag) drops off his resume after learning of the tragedy, he's hired almost on the spot. The children don't immediately take to Lazhar, since most of them have never had a male teacher before, and Lazhar has his own adjustments to deal with -- he's an Algerian immigrant new to Montreal, he's still learning the finer points of Quebecois French, and his teaching style differs from that of his new colleagues. But as Lazhar tries to guide Simon, Alice, and their classmates through the shock of what has happened, he also finds the experience helps him heal after struggling with a loss of his own. MONSIEUR LAZHAR (aka BACHIR LAZHAR) won the Audience Award at the 2011 Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Theatrical Release Date 2011
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    E1 Entertainment
  • Area
    Canada
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Release Note
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    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
  • Release Date
    03/13/12
  • Theatrical Release
    2011
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    60 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Entertainment Weekly 04-20-2012 "[T]he movie's tonic lack of sentimentality binds the various griefs together into something moving." -- Grade: B+
Wall Street Journal 04-13-2012 "What makes the film enthralling is the wisdom and grace with which it addresses the twin subjects of grief and healing, and the quiet beauty of Mohamed Fellag's performance in the title role."
Chicago Sun-Times 04-15-2012 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Its purpose is to present us with a situation, explore the people involved and show us a man who is dealing with his own deep hurts."
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