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Welcome to New York (2014)

R | | Drama | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man. A man who handles billions of dollars every day. A man who controls the economic fate of nations. A man driven by a frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger. A ... See full summary »

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Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Abel Ferrara (screenplay), Christ Zois (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Devereaux
Jacqueline Bisset ... Simone
Marie Mouté ... Sophie Devereaux
Paul Calderon ... Pierre
Paul Hipp ... Guy
Pamela Afesi Pamela Afesi ... Maid
Chris Zois Chris Zois ... Chris
Shanyn Leigh ... Female Journalist
Amy Ferguson ... Renee
Ronald Guttman ... Roullot
Emmanuelle Vill Emmanuelle Vill ... Emmanuelle
JD Taylor ... Josh
José Ramón Rosario ... Detective Rosario
Louis Zaneri Louis Zaneri ... Sergeant Landano
Pascal Yen-Pfister ... Hotel Security Chief
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Storyline

Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man. A man who handles billions of dollars every day. A man who controls the economic fate of nations. A man driven by a frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger. A man who dreamed of saving the world and who cannot save himself. A terrified man. A lost man.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, a rape and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dominique Strauss-Kahn Project See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Belladonna Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The $60.000-a-month three-story house Simone (Jacqueline Bisset) rented for Mr. Devereaux's (Gérard Depardieu) stay while under house arrest, was the actual house Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, rented in 2011. It is located in Tribeca, New York. See more »

Goofs

When the Detectives are introduced, one is wearing an NYPD Detective Shield (badge), one a Sergeant's Shield. The Sergeant introduces himself to the hotel official as "Lieutenant Landano". Immediately after, he introduces himself to the housekeeper as "Sergeant Landano". See more »

Quotes

Devereaux: There were lots of erotic books in the 17th and 18th centuries written by nuns. Most nuns joined the convent. Because their families sent them off. Because they had committed adultery.
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Alternate Versions

In the US, the MPAA initially rated this NC-17 and required cuts of scenes of sexual assault to gain an 'R' rating, much to the disgust of the director, Abel Ferrara. See more »

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Features Bed & Board (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

EVERY LIE'S A TEAR
Written by Abel Ferrara
Performed by Amy Ferguson
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Long, Uneven, Inconclusive
29 December 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, the French director of the World Bank Mr. Devereaux (Gérard Depardieu) is a pervert and womanizer, partying and participating in gang bangs with women. When he tries to rape the hotel housekeeper in his room, the woman reports to the police. Devereaux is arrested, affecting also the life of his wife Simone (Jacqueline Bisset).

"Welcome to New York", by Abel Ferrara, is a long, uneven and inconclusive film based on the New York v. Strauss-Kahn case. The story shows the lead character Devereaux as an egocentric, pervert and sick womanizer through excessive sex scenes and his relationship with his daughter and wife. When he is released in house arrest, the screenplay is developed at a very slow pace and is boring. However the lack of conclusion is terrible. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Bem-Vindo a Nova York" ("Welcome to New York")


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