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The Emperor's Club is a american film of genre Drama directed by Michael Hoffman released in USA on 22 november 2002 with Kevin Kline

The Emperor's Club (2002)

The Emperor's Club
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Released in USA 22 november 2002
Length 1h49
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Comedy-drama,    Romance
Rating69% 3.4503353.4503353.4503353.4503353.450335

The Emperor's Club is a 2002 American drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and stars Kevin Kline. Based on Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief," it tells the story of a prep school teacher and his students at a fictional boys' prep school, St. Benedict's Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts.

It was filmed at Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, although St. Benedict's Academy is said to be modeled after Phillips Academy, a preparatory school in Andover, Massachusetts. Kline, discussing the film at his alma mater, St. Louis Priory School, said that he modeled his character after the Rev. Dom Timothy Horner, an English Benedictine monk and headmaster of Priory when Kline was enrolled there.

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In 2001, William Hundert, a retired Classics teacher, is flown out to a luxurious resort in the Hamptons owned by one of his former students in order to be the guest of honor in an impromptu reunion. As he gets settled in he reflects on the turn of events in a flashback of his time working at Saint Benedict's Academy, a prestigious preparatory school.

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