• Release Date: April 13, 2012
  • Run Time: 1 hr 34 min
  • Rating: PG-13 - Mature Thematic Material, Brief Language and A Disturbing Image
  • Cast: Fellag , Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron
  • Director: Philippe Falardeau
  • Genre: Art House/Foreign, Drama

Synopsis: After learning of the death of an elementary school teacher, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself thrown into an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The film features exquisite performances by Fellag and the child actors who play Bachir Lazhar’s young students coping with grief and learning to heal.
Please Note: This film is presented in French with English subtitles.