Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar

Mohamed Fellag
Director: Philippe Falardeau Cast: Mohamed Fellag
Mohamed Fellag
, Sophie Nelisse
Sophie Nelisse
, Emilien Neron
Emilien Neron
Philippe Falardeau


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
UPC: 0736211215550
Original Release: 2011
Source: Music Box Films
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 49,714

Special Features

From stage to screen; Big talk interview with Philippe Falardeau; Alice and Simon audition tapes; Bachir''s story ; Alice''s report

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mohamed Fellag Bachir Lazhar
Sophie Nelisse Alice
Emilien Neron Simon
Danielle Proulx Mrs. Vaillancourt
Brigitte Poupart Claire
Louis Champagne Janitor
Jules Philip Gaston
Francine Ruel Mrs. Dumas
Sophie Sanscartier Audree
Seddik Benslimane Abdelmalek
Marie-Eve Beauregard Marie-Frédérique
Louis-David Leblanc Boris
Vincent Millard Victor
Andre Robitaille Commissioner
Daniel Gadouas Me Gilbert Danis
Stephane Demers Marie-Frédérique's Father
Evelyne De La Cheneliere Alice's Mother
Marie Charlebois Prosecutor
Nico Lagarde Psychologist

Technical Credits
Philippe Falardeau Director,Screenwriter
Mathieu Beaudin Sound/Sound Designer
Emmanuelle Beaugrand-Champagne Casting
Sylvain Bellemare Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Bertrand Sound/Sound Designer
Nathalie Boutrie Casting
Constance Demontoy Casting
Luc Dery Producer
Carole Doucet Asst. Director
Francesca Chamberland Costumes/Costume Designer
Emmanuel Frechette Production Designer
Stéphane Lafleur Editor
Martin Leon Score Composer
Kim McCraw Producer
Ronald Plante Cinematographer
Bernard Gariepy Strobl Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Monsieur Lazhar
1. Chapter 1 [19:59]
2. Chapter 2 [19:59]
3. Chapter 3 [19:58]
4. Chapter 4 [19:59]
5. Chapter 5 [15:18]

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