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

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Trivia

When Gerard Depardieux's character is arrested, transported to jail and calls his wife in France he never asks why he has been arrested. 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

Simone: What did the doctor say?
Devereaux: He said it was all my mother's fault.
Simone: Are you serious?
Devereaux: He said he was having lunch with his mother, and instead of asking her to pass the butter, he told her you fucking bitch, you ruined my life.
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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 »

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AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE
Written by Paul Hipp
Performed by Paul Hipp
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"the future president of France"
25 May 2015 | by dragokinSee all my reviews

Anyone acquainted with the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal that rocked international media would find Welcome to New York interesting. The movie gave us some time in private with the main protagonist, although it's clearly been a work of fiction, as the introductory notes underlined.

In this movie the aesthetics of Abel Ferrara were put to gut use. As it usually has been the case with his movies, it was difficult to say whether the look and feel of a TV docudrama was intentional or the budget didn't allow a better postproduction. Either way, it sat well with Welcome to New York. It was a gritty insight into the daily routine of an important man who, after a hard day's work, relaxed in some debauchery.

From there we go to a cordial welcome at NYPD until the big international capital intervened and charges were dropped. The last section of the movie, although the least exciting, gave the main protagonist the opportunity to spend some time under house arrest and open his heart. And it wasn't the possibility that both himself and Dominique Strauss-Kahn could have become "the future president of France" that made my stomach turn. It was rather his/theirs inability to perceive any wrongdoing and the unwillingness to repent.


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English | French

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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$324,253
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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