Monsieur Lazhar

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At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Winner of six awards at the 2012 Genies, including Best Motion Picture.
Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Film Award at TIFF 2011.