May 102014

I admit that I’m intrigued to see Abel Ferrara’s take on the DSK scandal (the French head of the IMF who was accused of forcing himself on a hotel maid).

In a thinly-veiled reference to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Gérard Depardieu plays a dissolute businessman, and Jacqueline Bisset his rich wife. The trailer is in French, but the images tell the story. The last sentence is Depardieu saying: “Do you know who I am?”

The video trailer is preceded by an ad.

Welcome to New York, d'Abel… par Telerama_BA

Although the film did not make the Cannes Competition, Wild Bunch has announced that they will do a special screening, and press events with the director and actors. The film will not be distributed in theaters in France, but only via VOD, which Wild Bunch is calling ecinema.

There’s also a great poster:

welcome-to-new-york-poster -thefilmbook


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