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Jefferson in Paris

Author: Ismail MerchantJames IvoryRuth Prawer JhabvalaNick NolteGreta ScacchiAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment ; [S.l.] : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Historical films
Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Maria Hadfield Cosway; Richard Cosway; Maria Eppes; Martha Jefferson Randolph; Louis, King of France; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ismail Merchant; James Ivory; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; Nick Nolte; Greta Scacchi; Thandie Newton; Gwyneth Paltrow; James Earl Jones; Jean Pierre Aumont; Simon Callow; Charlotte de Turckheim; Richard Robbins; Touchstone Pictures.; Merchant Ivory Productions.; Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788844016 9780788844010
OCLC Number: 54983365
Language Note: English or French dialogue with Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: DVD release of the 1995 motion picture.
Credits: Co-producer, Humbert Balsan ; photography, Pierre L'Homme ; editing, Andrew Marcus, Isabel Lorente ; music, Richard Robbins.
Cast: Nick Nolte (Thomas Jefferson), Greta Scacchi (Maria Cosway), Simon Callow (Richard Cosway), Thandie Newton (Sally Hemings), Jean-Pierre Aumont (D'Hancarville), James Earl Jones (Madison Hemings), Beatrice Winde (Mary Hemings), Gwyneth Paltrow (Patsy Jefferson), Estelle Eonnet (Polly Jefferson), Seth Gilliam (James Hemings), Michael Lonsdale (Louis XVI), Charlotte de Turckheim (Marie Antoinette), Todd Boyce (William Short), Tim Choate (Reporter), Ismail Merchant (Tipoo Sultan's Ambassador), Daniel Mesguich (Mesmer).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13, for mature theme, some images of violence, and a bawdy puppet show.
Description: 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Responsibility: Touchstone Pictures and Merchant Ivory Productions ; producer, Ismail Merchant ; director, James Ivory ; writer, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible.

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