Monsieur Lazhar (Version française)
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Bachir Lazhar is a middle-aged Algerian immigrant seeking political refuge in Quebec. Bachir jumps at the opportunity to replace a Montreal elementary school teacher who committed suicide one night after class. The school's overworked principal is initially relieved. Bachir finds he has to deal with a 10-year-old pupil who is traumatized because he discovered the body of his teacher, and a girl whose interpretation of the event and resentment toward her friend provoke unforeseen revelations.