2014 Drama Rated R 125 Minutes
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|On Blu-ray||August 25, 2015|
|On DVD||August 25, 2015|
In 2011, a maid at the Sofitel New York hotel brought charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, alleging he had sexually assaulted her in his hotel room. During his sensational trial, other women came forward with allegations of sexual assault, and Strauss-Kahn fell rapidly from political power. Director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York, Ms. .45) has turned this high-profile public implosion into a mesmerizing drama about power, corruption and moral fallibility.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK follows a prominent international banker, Mr. Devereaux (Depardieu, Cyrano de Bergerac, Green Card, The Last Metro). Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man who handles billions of dollars every day and controls the economic fate of nations. He is also a man driven by insatiable sexual hunger. Ferrara's film, co-written by Christ Zoist (New Rose Hotel), captures this mighty figure as he spirals out of control during a drug- and sex-fueled trip to America culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid and his subsequent arrest.
Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, a rape and language.
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