Jefferson in Paris

05/12/1995
  |  Buy to Own: 05/12/1995
  |  133 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Merchant Ivory's acccount of the time American stateman Thomas Jefferson spent in Paris. Sent to France as the ambassador for his own still-youthful country, Jefferson (Nick Nolte) soon finds himself torn between his desires for worldly socialite Maria Cosway (Greta Scacchi) and household slave Sally (Thandie Newton). As social unrest grows around them, Jefferson is forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life.

Contains moderate sexual suggestion, violence and infrequent horror
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