Paris 1919 (2009) Trailer
Two months after the end of the Great War, kings, queens, presidents, and diplomats descend on Paris to craft a peace treaty they hope will endure forever. US President Woodrow Wilson, with his dream of founding a league of nations, takes the helm along with the leaders of France, the UK, Italy, and Japan. As they meet in the sumptuous Quai d'Orsay, mapmakers in dark rooms across Paris reshape the world. Empires are dissolved and new countries created as Wilson's grand vision dims in the face of demands for territory and the settlement of old scores. Inspired by Margaret MacMillan's celebrated book Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, Paul Cowan impeccably merges drama with archival film to create a portrait of the First World War and the talks that led to the Treaty of Versailles. That significant event has never lost its geopolitical influence. We feel the reverberations of its failure daily.