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Jefferson in Paris

Jefferson in Paris

A powerful man torn between his love for one woman and his secret desire for another.
Mar 31, 1995 2h 19m
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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.

Title Jefferson in Paris
Companies Merchant Ivory Productions, Touchstone Pictures
Countries France, United States of America
Keywords paris, france, france, ambassador, revolution, biography, versailles, president, 18th century