Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

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A Montreal middle school is shaken to its foundations when one of its most popular teachers takes her own life. The school board hires Algerian immigrant Bachir Lazhar as a substitute teacher. He slowly bonds with the children, who are in mourning and don't really understand why their former teacher abandoned them. Over time, the youngsters help Bachir to heal his emotional wounds and accept the loss of his wife and child in horrific circumstances.