Release Date: March 31st, 1995
DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2004
PG-13|2 hr 19 min
His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson (Nick Nolte) 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 (Greta Scacchi), but, when his daughter visits from Virginia accompanied by her attractive slave, Sally Hemings (Thandie Newton), Jefferson's attentions are diverted.
Director: James Ivory
Genres: Historical drama
Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions