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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 »

Director:

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
Shanyn Leigh ... Female Journalist
Charlotte Silvera Charlotte Silvera ... French Female Journalist
Ronald Guttman ... Roullot
Elizabeth Kemp ... Florence
Drena De Niro ... Executive Assistant
Anna Lakomy Anna Lakomy ... Anna
Samantha Opitz ... Hotel Receptionist
Ilinca Kiss ... Concierge
Paul Calderon ... Pierre
Paul Hipp ... Guy
Kathryn Lill Kathryn Lill ... Bebe
Caroline Huet Caroline Huet ... Fifi
Lucy Campbell Lucy Campbell ... Roxanne
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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 man who dreamed of saving the world and who cannot save himself. A terrified man. A lost man.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The $60,000-a-month three-story house that Simone (Jacqueline Bisset) rents for Mr. Devereaux's (Gérard Depardieu) stay while under house arrest, was the actual house that 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 »

Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #8.158 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

EVERY LIE'S A TEAR
Written by Abel Ferrara
Performed by Amy Ferguson
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Welcome to mediocrity...
3 March 2015 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Even a good cast can not save Welcome to New York from the label of mediocre.

The film tells the tale of a lecherous, moneyed Frenchman who is accused of raping a housemaid whilst staying in a ritzy New York Hotel.

Gerard Depardieu offers up a reasonable if not exceptional performance as the male lead. His character is a rather revolting, dissipated type who is driven primarily by sex, which he equates with a disease.His character is not that complex and as such, not terribly interesting.

By contrast, his long suffering wife, played by Jacqueline Bisset, offers up a passionate performance as a woman driven to pure exasperation and despair by a man she still loves in spite of his conspicuous faults.

Its a very personal drama let down by limited character development and the rather stunted story line which leaves the viewer asking what it is they have just witnessed. Indeed, Welcome to New York really amounts to little more than a reiteration of life's realities, that the world is an unfair, unjust place where money makes a huge difference and the dysfunctional go on being dysfunctional.

Five out to ten from me.


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$324,253
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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