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Jefferson in Paris

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139 Minutes

Overview:


One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old slave Sally Hemings. JEFFERSON IN PARIS follows Jefferson to France (as the U.S. ambassador to the court of Louis XVI), following the death of his wife his friendships and flirtations with the French, his relationship with his daughters and slaves from home (especially Sally), against the backdrop of the beginning of the French Revolution.

Cast:

Charlotte De Turckheim
Greta Scacchi
Gwyneth Paltrow
James Earl Jones
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jessica Lloyd
Lambert Wilson
Michael Lonsdale
Nancy Marchand
Nick Nolte
Seth Gilliam
Simon Callow
Steve Kalfa
Thandie Newton
Vincent Cassel

Genres:

Biography
Drama
History

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