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The emperor's club (The palace thief)

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Movie propaganda

Arthur Hundert (Kevin Kline) is a dedicated and inspiring Classics professor who has devoted his life to teaching at an elite boys prep school. When a new student, Sedgewick Bell (Joel Gretsch), the headstrong son of a powerful Senator, joins his class, Hundert's life is inexorably altered. It is a clash of wills and personalities as these two people seemingly battle for the hearts and souls of the other students at St Benedictus.

Spanning 20 years, the story resumes when Bell, now a powerful and influential businessman, brings the retired professor back into his life and world. At a reunion of his students, Hundert is faced with the fear that he may have failed the most important challenge of his life - to have been a great teacher.

Persons of interest

  • Kevin Kline .... Professor Arthur Hundert
  • Roger Rees
  • Rob Morrow .... Ellerby
  • Steven Culp
  • Joel Gretsch .... Mr Sedgewick Bell
  • Patrick Dempsey .... Mr Lewis Masoudi
  • Rahul Khanna .... Mr Deepak Mehta
  • Embeth Davidtz
  • Emile Hirsch
  • George F Miller .... Mr Eugene Field
  • Paul Franklin Dano .... Martin Blythe
  • Jesse Eisenberg .... Louis Masoudi
  • Rishi Mehta .... Deepak Mehta
  • Gabriel Millman .... Robert Brewster
  • Ethan Canin .... Storywriter
  • Neil Tolkin .... Screenwriter
  • Michael Hoffman .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

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Security censorship classification

PG (Low level coarse language, nudity)

Surveillance time

109 minutes (1:49 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 20 March 2003

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