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35 Ratings

Jefferson in Paris

Directed by James Ivory
United States, 1995
Biography, History, Drama


Set just prior to the French Revolution, the story revolves around Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and his relationship with Maria Cosway, the unhappy wife of an unfaithful husband.

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Jefferson in Paris Directed by James Ivory

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


What are people saying?

  • richmondhill's rating of the film Jefferson in Paris

    If only this leaden log of a film had the buoyancy of the featured hot air balloon. Instead the (financial) triumphs of the preceding Remains of the Day are squandered in the dreariest manner with everything on the screen except an interesting screenplay. I recall seeing it in a cinema where the usherette doubled the audience size before the non-contracted member left halfway.