During a harsh Montréal winter, an elementary-school class is left reeling after its teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the classroom of traumatized children. All the while, he must keep his personal life tucked away: the fact that he is seeking political refuge in Québec – and that he, like the children, has suffered an appalling loss.

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  1. Philippe Falardeau

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mohamed Fellag

    Mohamed Fellag

    Bachir Lazhar

  2. Émilien Néron

    Émilien Néron


  3. Danielle Proulx

    Danielle Proulx

    Mme Vaillancourt

  4. Sophie Nélisse

    Sophie Nélisse

    Alice L'Écuyer

  5. MB

    Marie-Ève Beauregard

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Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue $6,581,915.00

Homepage http://www.monsieurlazhar.com/

Release Information

  • September 10, 2011



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