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Cannes: In 'Welcome to New York,' Gerard Depardieu as (his own) DSK
Cannes: In 'Welcome to New York,' Gerard Depardieu as (his own) DSK

Did Dominique Strauss-Kahn host an epic sex party the night before a chambermaid accused him of raping her at a New York hotel? Did he, years ago, attempt to rape a journalist who’d come to interview him? Did he actually rape the chambermaid at said New York hotel? In real life, these are questions to which there are no definitive answers. Not so in Abel Ferrara’s new movie “Welcome to New York,” in which Gerard Depardieu stars as the man who is DSK in all but name and in which all of these events are presented as unquestionably having taken place. Many fact-based stories, of course, embellish or invent scenes. But they tend to do so to enhance the drama or make...

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