- Original title
- Running time
- 94 min.
Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Marie-Ève Beauregard, Vincent Millard, Seddik Benslimane, Louis-David Leblanc, Danielle Proulx, Brigitte Poupart, Jules Philip, Louis Champagne, Daniel Gadouas, Francine Ruel, Sophie Sanscartier
Drama | Education. Schools & University. Immigration
- Synopsis / Plot
- In Montreal Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at risk of being deported at any moment. Adapted from Evelyne de la Cheneliere's play, Bachir Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression.
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Genie Awards: Best Film
: Toronto Film Festival: Best Canadian Feature Film
: Locarno Film Festival: Audience Award
: Seminci: Official Selection
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