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Monsieur Lazhar

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94 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 28, 2011
DVD Release date: March 13, 2012
Canadian Distributor: Entertainment One


When a group of Montreal students finds their beloved teacher hanging from the ceiling of their elementary school classroom, the shock of the incident is, needless to say, traumatizing. Her replacement, Algerian refugee Bachir Lazhar (Monhamed Fellag), now has the doubly difficult task of reaching his distraught students while securing his own asylum from past tragedies in his homeland. 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. Writer-director Phillipe Falardeau adapting his film from a play by Évelyne de la Cheneliére.

Monsieur Lazhar was Canada`s official entry for Best Foreign Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. It won six Genie Awards in March of 2012 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.



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Crew:
Producer: Luc Déry
Kim McCraw
Associate Producer:

Claude Paiement

Director:

Philippe Falardeau

Screenwriter:

Philippe Falardeau

Cinematographer:

Ronald Plante

Editor:

Stéphane Lafleur

Composer:

Martin Léon

Cast:Roles:

Monhamed Fellag
Sophie Nélisse
Émilien Néron
Danielle Proulx
Brigitte Poupart
Jules Philip
Daniel Gadouas
Louis Champagne
Seddik Benslimane
Marie-Ève Beauregard
André Robitaille
Francine Ruel
Sophie Sanscartier
Evelyne de la Chenelière
Vincent Millard
Louis-David Leblanc
Nicole-Sylvie Lagarde
Gabriel Verdier
Marie Charlebois
Marianne Soucy-Lord
Stéphane Demers
Nathalie Costa

Bachir Lazhar
Alice
Simon
Mme Vaillancourt
Claire Lajoie
Gaston
M Gilbert Danis
Concierge
Abdelmalek
Marie-Frédérique
Commissionner
Mrs. Dumas
Audrée
Alice`s mother
Victor
Boris
Psychologist
Jordan
Prosecutor
Shanel
Marie-Frédérique’s father
Marie-Férdérique’s mother