- PG-13 (for mature thematic material, a disturbing image and brief language)
- Running time:
- 94 minutes
This is the story of an Algerian immigrant substitute teacher who brings emotional stability to a Montreal middle school class shaken by the suicide of their well-liked teacher.
- Release date:
- April 13, 2012
- Quick review:
- The French Canadian foreign-language Oscar nominee is a beautifully observed study of the relationship between a teacher and his students, as a gentle, tradition-bound Algerian emigre inherits a classroom of Montreal preteens in the wake of a terrible tragedy. The learning process will have to go both ways.