Running Time: 109 min.
Release Date: November 22, 2002
DVD: May 6, 2003
William Hundert (Kline) is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when
a new student, Sedgewick Bell (Hirsch), walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.
Based on the short story The Palace Thief by Ethan Canin.