Abel Ferrara – Welcome to New York (2014)


Welcome to New York is a 2014 French-American drama film co-written and directed by Abel Ferrara. Inspired by the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair, the film was released on 17 May 2014 by VOD on the internet as the film failed to secure a place on the official selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, nor was it picked up for theatrical distribution in France and is facing self-censorship by the French media, according to Vincent Maraval, one of the producers.

The real-life Strauss-Kahn was charged with sexual assault of a hotel maid during a visit to New York City, yet he insisted the woman was a willing partner. Ultimately Strauss-Kahn was never charged with any wrongdoing after investigators discovered major inconsistencies in the woman’s story and doubted her credibility.

In the film, in contrast, Devereaux is simply guilty; there is no ambiguity.


Language(s):English, French
Subtitles:English (soft for the French parts)

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