This highly-rated movie was Canada's entry into the Oscars. It tells the story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. In French language with English subtitles.
91 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 10
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Marie-Ève Beauregard, Vincent Millard, Seddik Benslimane
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Violence||Low, brief, contextual|
|Drug abuse||Low, brief, contextual|
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|South African Media|
|Cape TimesAnthony Quinn ||15|
|Box Office (USA)Pete Hammond ||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||18|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||17|
|Average .. 83%||17|
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