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 »


Abel Ferrara


Abel Ferrara (screenplay), Christ Zois (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Devereaux
Jacqueline Bisset ... Simone
Shanyn Leigh ... Female Journalist
Marie Mouté ... Sophie Devereaux
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 Samantha Opitz ... Hotel Receptionist
Ilinca Kiss ... Concierge
Paul Calderon ... Pierre
Paul Hipp ... Guy
Kathryn Lill Kathryn Lill ... Bebe
Caroline Huet Caroline Huet ... Fifi


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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Did You Know?


When director Abel Ferrara received a letter from IFC Films, the US distributor, telling the filmmaker to deliver an R-rated version so that it could match the version to be released on Showtime during its pay TV window, the director was disgusted and refused to back down telling THR "Welcome to New York is not being distributed in the U.S. because of this company, IFC, which I'm totally disgusted with." He stated "They knew from day one when they bought this film that they had the final version and that it wasn't going to be changed." See more »


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 »


Devereaux: I don't have a feeling about my life. I feel nothing. I don't feel guilty. I don't give a shit about the people. No one can save anyone. No one wants to be saved.
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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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Written by Abel Ferrara
Performed by Amy Ferguson
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User Reviews

Not the best Depardieu, but watchable...
13 June 2016 | by maureen-andersson-1See all my reviews

I was pleased when this film became available on Netflix and then on DVD, because I am an unconditional fan of Gérard Depardieu even though he is no longer the healthy-looking star he used to be, and also because I was convinced from day one that DSK had fallen into a trap set by his political enemies. Only two people know exactly what happened that day in his hotel room, so this is indeed a fictional version, but when Depardieu's character tells his wife that he is not guilty as accused, I for one believe him. It's watchable, and almost philosophical when he talks to his very rich wife about the sharing of wealth. And if anyone is disappointed by Depardieu's performance in this movie, I recommend director Jean Becker's delightful film "La Tête en friche" (My Afternoons with Margueritte) in which Depardieu is brilliant. Jacqueline Bisset's performance here is remarkable too.

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Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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