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'Welcome to New York' a fearless take on real-life sex scandal
'Welcome to New York' a fearless take on real-life sex scandal

Idiosyncratic filmmaker Abel Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant," "The Funeral") takes on the provocative 2011 case of former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the barely veiled drama "Welcome to New York." This frank, unruly look at sex, privilege and power unfolds so much like real life that it proves an intriguing and strangely immersive experience. Gérard Depardieu, in one of the most uninhibited recent screen appearances by any notable actor, plays George Devereaux, a super-rich, sex-addicted financier — and prospective president of France — whose appetites are as outsized as his waistline. One night, after...

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