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Screenshot from "Monsieur Lazhar"

Film review: "Monsieur Lazhar"

Canada's Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee for 2012, Monsieur Lazhar is not just another tale of an inspirational teacher and his precocious students. Far from ordinary, the French language feature - written and directed by Philippe Falardeau - is a rare tour-de-force from a filmmaker intimately in touch with his material.