Preview: Monsieur Lazhar (2012)


A school teacher returning from Algeria finds students ready to be molded, but struggles to find his center after an event in North Africa that left him broken.

  • Poster: C-


The class photo. We all remember having to take these in grade school, but what makes them good fodder for a poster is anyone's guess.

  • Trailer: C-


The trailer feels so lengthy and uneventful, you wonder just what about it is so special that the Academy would nominate it as one of the five best foreign language films of the year. Hopefully the trailer isn't very accurate, otherwise I can't imagine sitting down to it.

Oscar Prospects:

The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language film at the 84th Academy Awards, losing to Iranian film A Separation.

Release Date:

  • April 13, 2012