Monsieur Lazhar

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Studio Southport Music Box Corpo
SKU 231894420
UPC 736211215550
UPC 14 00736211215550
Format DVD
Release Date 5/13/2014
Keywords
Canada
Students
Teachers
Editors Note
Note 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.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[T]he movie's tonic lack of sentimentality binds the various griefs together into something moving." -- Grade: B 04/20/2012
Wall Street Journal "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." 04/13/2012
Los Angeles Times "Artfully put together by writer-director Falardeau, MONSIEUR LAZHAR shows us life in the round, illustrating the way humor, compassion and tragedy can all be elements of experience. Its emotional honesty is heartening..." 04/13/2012
Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] touching, wise and humanistic portrait....With a wonderful central performance by Mohammed Fellag as the title character and a terrific script..." 04/12/2012
New York Times "MONSIEUR LAZHAR sustains an exquisite balance between grown-up and child?s-eye views of education, teacher-student relations and peer-group interactions." 04/13/2012
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] shrewd look at classroom etiquette and an achingly sad study of grief stricken solitude, built on ace performances by Fellag and the kids..." 06/01/2012
Chicago Sun-Times 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." 04/15/2012
Sight and Sound "[T]he film's gently uncompromising take on grief, rage, responsibility and adult-child interaction has much to recommend it, and the performances are sincere and impactful." 06/01/2012
Actors
Danielle Proulx
Francine Ruel
Mohamed Fellag
Sophie Nelisse
Cast & Crew
Danielle Proulx - Star
Francine Ruel - Star
Mohamed Fellag - Star
Sophie Nelisse - Star
Emilien Neron - Star
Brigitte Poupart - Star
Louis Champagne - Star
Jules Philip - Star
Sophie Sanscartier - Star
Marie-Eve Beauregard - Star
Louis-David Leblanc - Star
Vincent Millard - Co-Star
Nico Lagarde - Co-Star
Seddik Benslimane - Host
Marie Charlebois - Co-Star
Evelyne DeLaCheneliere - Co-Star
Andre Robitaille - Co-Star
Daniel Gadouas - Co-Star
Stephane Demers - Co-Star
Sylvain Bellemare - Sound
Pierre Bertrand - Sound
Philippe Falardeau - Screenwriter
Mathieu Beaudin - Sound
Carole Doucet - Assistant Director
Ronald Plante - Director of Photography
Bernard Gariepy-Strobl - Sound
Evelyne DeLaCheneliere - Source Writer
Martin Leon - Composer
Erik Daniel - Post-Production Supervisor
Philippe Falardeau - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00736211215550
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Features
DVD, French, English
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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