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MONSIEUR LAZHAR

Bachir Lazhar

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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.

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 LazharDirected byPhilippe Falardeau
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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
2012 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Locarno International Film Festival
2011 | Winner: Audience Award (Piazza Grande)
Toronto International Film Festival
2011 | Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film

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