'Monsieur Lazhar' -- 3 stars

<b>PG-13; 1:34 running time</b><br><Br>
In "Monsieur Lazhar," a foreign-language Oscar nominee from last year, an Algerian immigrant living in Montreal fills a post as a substitute middle school instructor. The circumstances of his hiring have left unseen clouds of difficulty in his classroom: The teacher Lazhar replaces committed suicide, hanging herself in the room. Two of the film's key younger characters discovered the body. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0424-monsieur-lazhar-20120426,0,7727441.column>"Monsieur Lazhar" movie review</a>

( April 26, 2012 )

PG-13; 1:34 running time

In "Monsieur Lazhar," a foreign-language Oscar nominee from last year, an Algerian immigrant living in Montreal fills a post as a substitute middle school instructor. The circumstances of his hiring have left unseen clouds of difficulty in his classroom: The teacher Lazhar replaces committed suicide, hanging herself in the room. Two of the film's key younger characters discovered the body. -- Michael Phillips

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