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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
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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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: It's better make to people's cry. But you can laugh inside you.
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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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AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE
Written by Paul Hipp
Performed by Paul Hipp
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Wecome to New York brutal and unflinching
2 April 2015 | by losriley-1See all my reviews

This film has many different rhythms and paces. At first the prolonged sex scenes last so long that they became uncomfortable and disturbing.Although the sex with the prostitutes was consensual Depardieux grunted in almost pig like fashion as he lost himself in debauchery and lust. It had the feel of a porn film but with believable characters. The scenes with Depardieux and Bissett often have the feel of improvisation particularly at the beginning. It would have been nice to have seen more of the victims reactions to the abuse that they were subjected too. The unrepentant nature of the lead character is alarming and brutally honest.He does not seek to be cured even after his arrest makes his life fall apart. He shows no feeling for his victims and just is a serial abuser. His blunt attempts at seduction is seen to be successful in one instance due to his wealth and status and overt womanising. Like Bad Lieutenant this film delivers moments of brutality and spiritual abandon. In both films the central characters are spiralling out of control. The Gauguin nudes on the walls of the apartment are well placed. In all despite the lengthy sex scenes and drawn out almost real time arrest the film is well constructed and well acted. The surreal almost "bad actor" dialogues between Bissett and Depardieux as they confront the aftermath of his arrest fluctuates between the inane and the poetic. I really liked the line that,"The reverse of Love is not hate but indifference" delivered by Bissett. The fact that this film is based on true events adds weight to the subject matter. A difficult film to watch and an adult film on more than one level.


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