Music Box Direct: Monsieur Lazhar

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant 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. Directed by Philippe Falardeau. (Canada, 2011, 94 minutes)

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