Jefferson in Paris

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Jefferson in Paris

paris, france france ambassador revolution biography versailles president history 18th century

Jefferson in Paris

Release Date: March 31, 1995

Year    :   1995
Slogan    :   «A powerful man torn between his love for one woman and his secret desire for another.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, History
Production Companies    :   Merchant Ivory Productions, Touchstone Pictures
Director    :   James Ivory
Producers    :   Humbert Balsan, Ismail Merchant, Donald Rosenfeld, Paul Bradley
Writers    :   Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
RunTime    :   139 mins.
Budget    :   14000000
Revenue    :   2474000

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he becomes smitten with cultured artist Maria Cosway, but, when his daughter visits from Virginia accompanied by her attractive slave, Sally Hemings, Jefferson's attentions are diverted.

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