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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: 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 »

Connections

Features Bed & Board (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE
Written by Abel Ferrara and Neil Benezra
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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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