Monsieur Lazhar / Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar

Place: Tartu Raekoja plats
Beginning: 09.08.2012 22:00

Scr: Philippe Falardeau
DoP: Ronald Plante
Music: Martin Léon
Cast: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron
Language: French
Subt: English, Estonian

 

Canada, 2011, 1:34

Director: Philippe Falardeau

When an elementary school teacher commits suicide one night after class, the school’s overworked principal has a hard time finding a replacement. Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag), a middle-aged Algerian immigrant seeking political refuge in Quebec, applies for the job, having had 19 years experience as a grade school teacher in his home country.