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EIFF 2014: Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara, 2014)

June 21, 2014

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Abel Ferrara’s blunt-force Welcome to New York is a thinly-veiled fictionalisation of the sexual assault incident that disgraced former IMF chief Dominic Strauss-Kahn, one that posits its lead as indisputably guilty of the crime. As Devereaux, Gérard Depardieu gives a warts, balls and all performance as a brutish sex addict, whose standing in wealth and power have fuelled a complete removal from contemporary morality…

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