Jefferson in Paris

TitleJefferson in Paris
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsIvory, James
Running Time139 min
Date Released1995
DistributorBuena Vista Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

A semi-fictional account of Thomas Jefferson's years in Paris before the French Revolution. French liberals turned to Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence and was US minister to France between 1784-89, to guide them toward `democracy. Jefferson learns more about the arts and sciences and falls in love with two women, including his slave Sally Hemings. 

Cast

Nick Nolte

Greta Scacchi

Jean-Pierre Aumont

Simon Callow

Seth Gilliam

James Earl Jones

Michael Lonsdale

Nancy Marchand

Thandie Newton

Gwyneth Paltrow

Charlotte de Turckheim

Lambert Wilson

Credits

Producer, Ismail Merchant

co-producer, Humbert Balsan

director, James Ivory

writer, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

photography, Pierre L'Homme

editing, Andrew Marcus and Isabel Lorente

music, Richard Robbins

Genre

Biography, Drama

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