The Emperor's Club

Synopsis: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Michael Hoffman
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Yes, sir. "I am Shutruk-Nahhunte,|King of Ansham and Susa,...

"sovereign of the land of Elam.

I destroyed Sippar and took the|'stel-ah' of... "Stele."

"Took the stele of Naram-Sin|and brought it back to Elam,

"where I erect edit as|an offering to my god.

Shutruk-Nahhunte, 1158 B.C."

Well done, Mr. Blythe.|Thank you. You may be seated.

"Shutruk-Nahhunte."|Is anyone familiar with this fellow?

Texts are permissible.

But you won't find it there.

Shutruk-Nahhunte! King!

Sovereign of the land of Elam!|Destroyer of Sippar!

Behold, his accomplishments cannot be|found in any history book. Why?

Because great ambition|and conquest...

without contribution...

is without significance.

What will your contribution be?

How will history remember you?

Shutruk-Nahhunte...|utterly forgotten.

Unlike the great men you see|around you... Aristotle,...



Plato, Cicero, Socrates...

giants of history,|men of profound character.

Men whose accomplishments|surpassed their own lifetime...

and survive|even into our own.

Their story,...

is our story.

My name is Mr. Hundert.

Welcome|to Western Civilization:

The Greeks and the Romans.

Welcome|to Saint Benedict's!

Lights out in five minutes,|gentlemen.

It's awfully loud, Mr.Jones.|Please turn it down.

Did you... Her titties are so...|After that, though...

No. After that, I was walking|back to get my books.

And I was walking along the grass,|and Hundert comes up to me and says,

"Mr. Masoudi" and I turned around but I took care ofit.|- Yeah, I know. Yeah.

And then, he's like,|"Follow the path, Mr. Masoudi.

Walkwhere the great men|before you have walked."

Very,good, Mr. Masoudi.|- I was just lettin' him know. That's why I was tellin' him.

To bed.

Yeah. Right.|See you tomorrow.

Lights out in five minutes,|gentlemen.

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Neil Tolkin

Neil Tolkin is a Canadian screenwriter and film director from Montreal. He attended Westmount High School and Dawson College and McGill University. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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