Kevin Kline stars as classics teacher William Hundert in this boarding school drama. Passionate and principled, Hundert has always taught his students the importance of living a life ruled by order, discipline and morality. But when, in 1976, Sedgwick Bell (Emile Hirsch) - the headstrong and irreverent son of a powerful politician - walks into his classroom, Hundert's methods and morals are put to the test. The lesson he learns from his encounter with Bell resonates over the years that follow, and comes to the fore again a quarter of a century later when Hundert finds himself reunited with his class of '76. Jesse Eisenberg, Paul Dano and Rishi Mehta co-star as Bell's classmates.