Gerard Depardieu Ramps Up The Sleaze In 'Welcome To New York' Trailer

Enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street but wished it caused more controversy? Try Welcome To New York, another movie inspired by Dominique Strauss-Kahn's real life downfall and revelling in the scandal, excess and debauchery of the business rich.

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Gérard Depardieu Plays Devereux, A Businessman Accused Of Rape, In 'Welcome To New York.'

Gérard Depardieu alongside Jacqueline Bisset as Strauss-Kahn and his former wife Anne Sinclair. The movie was launched on the fringes of the Cannes film festival and sparked a frenzy for seats as festival attendees rushed for a first glimpse of the controversial new picture.

More: Dominique Strauss-Kahn "disgusted" by 'Welcome To New York.'

The controversial drama became the talk of the French festival, enhanced by provocative promotional stunts and a high profile lawsuit launched by an incensed Strauss-Kahn himself.

Watch the 'Welcome To New York' trailer.

Although the movie and trailer begin with a disclaimer distancing the plot and characters from those of the Strauss-Kahn case, the former IMF chief has reeled in anger at his apparent portrayal.

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The Film Has Attracted A Lot Of Attention After Dominique Strauss-Kahn Announced He Was Suing For Defamation.

In particular, Strauss-Kahn has taken issue with the film insinuates that he did rape chamber maid Nafissatou Diallo. The criminal charges were ultimately dropped, resulting in an estimated out-of-court civil settlement of $1.5 million (£890,000), but he will go on trial later this year with charges of aggravated pimping in a separate case.

More: Gerard Depardieu chooses drinking in Skye over the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Legal issues aside, Ferrara's film doesn't look like it holds back, with Depardieu revelling in a grotesque caricature and no shortage of outrageous behaviour.

Welcome To New York will be released in the UK on the 8th August.


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