Jefferson in Paris (1995)

Director
James Ivory

Main cast
Nick Nolte; Greta Scacchi; Thandie Newton; Gwyneth Paltrow; Jean-Pierre Aumont

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
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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