Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

DVD - 2015
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A sex-addicted French financier, a fateful hotel room encounter, and a scandal that would rock the world; the mighty Gerard Depardieu gives a fearless performance in this ripped-from-the- headlines saga of sin and sleaze from boundary. Inspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, follows a prominent international banker as he spirals out of control during a drug and sex-fueled trip to America, culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid.
Publisher: New York, NY : IFC Films, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
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video file,DVD video,Region 1

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MikeBlain
Mar 08, 2019

If anyone has ever known someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, then this film will be very interesting. The self-entitled abusive man with the long suffering wife. He refuses to take responsibility for his actions, and thinks the rules don't apply to him. I have no idea whether Strauss-Kahn (the real life subject) has this same character disorder, but it was very well presented here, in this fictional (any resemblance is purely coincidental) movie. Before watching it, read up on the traits of NPD, and you will appreciate the way the man is portrayed.

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mr_chocolate
Mar 18, 2018

I have a lower rating with this film, as I found it to drag on in some scenes and even fast forwarded it at times. There were scenes of him being booked (in detail), driving, or his wife inspecting his $600, 000/yr NY apartment, which to me, did not add to the story.
Thought that the film could have tightened up the editing on this important subject of rape, sex-addicts and the rich getting away with crimes that they should not be.
A disappointment.

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RoyalJellyIII
Feb 09, 2018

This is a movie based on the rape accusation leveled against Dominic Strauss-Kahn directed by Abel Ferrara ( King of New York, Ms.45, Bad Lieutenant ). Fascinating take on Strauss-Kahn, and an excellent performance by Gerard Depardieu.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Jul 27, 2016

Found this movie interesting, even with those damned subtitles. for a movie would have been far better without. I'm sure a French couple having heated words in the privacy of their home. Would be talking in English and then keep popping back into French.... Let's get real. Would have rated it higher without the reading lesson. I would have also liked it to continue further with the story even with the subtitles. I have a question. Am I the only one that can't look at the acting while reading the words? It's for sure I'm not a chameleon.

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singidunum_25
Mar 09, 2016

One terrible, terrible movie about even more terrible people....

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StarGladiator
Sep 28, 2015

Good acting all around [always loved Bisset] but shows how real life is far more interesting than tinsel town: this operation, against DSK, was undertaken by Sarkozy and his henchmen [maid's bank account mysteriously increased by well over $100,000 just days prior], while the first operation against Sarkozy's competition in his first presidential election, was undertaken by John Negroponte and Frank Wisner, Jr., through their Franco-American Foundation, set up for this purpose. Little known to many is that Sarkozy's mother or stepmother [forget which at this moment???] is married to Frank Wisner, Jr., and there is a familial connection between him and his brother and the Wisners. The first one was successful in fraudulently blaming Sarkozy's opposite with a made-up scandal, but this time it blew up in Sarkozy's face, with Hollande winning the election after the removal of DSK from the election picture!

KittyMoonshine Sep 18, 2015

Based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case where he was accused of raping a hotel maid. Depardieu gives a good performance as the embattled lead. Jacqueline Bisset gives a great performance as his fed-up wife.

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