One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president...
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Rated PG-13 for mature theme, some images of violence and a bawdy puppet show.
Biography, Drama, Romance
French Revolution, Ambassador, Paris, Thomas Jefferson, Friendship
Period Film, Romantic Drama
Americans Abroad, Servants and Employers, Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance
Atmospheric, Lavish, Literate, Stirring, Cerebral
Has Detailed Data (New)
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US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Jefferson in Paris is a 1995 Franco-American historical drama film, directed by James Ivory, and previously entitled Head and Heart. The screenplay, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, is a semi-fictional account of Thomas Jefferson's tenure as the Ambassador of the United States to France before his Presidency and of his alleged relationship with British artist Maria Cosway and his relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings. It was the first portrayal in film of Sally Hemings; at the time, mainstream historians disputed the relationship.
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