Washington, May 18 ANI | 2 months ago

Gerard Depardieu has deemed Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome to New York', a fictionalized depiction of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case as a "Shakespearean Tragedy".


The film, starring Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset, was played to a packed house on Carlton Beach Friday night, where French producer/distributor Wild Bunch held a special VOD screening of the film for journalists, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Despite the graphic sex scenes, the film is a largely balanced portrait of DSK, depicting the former head of the IMF as an egotistical sex addict and would-be rapist but not an inhuman monster. It leaves no doubt, however, to his guilt and even suggests he got off by means of bribery.

In a press conference following the screening, Depardieu called the film "a Shakespearean tragedy" that was "all about money, sex and power" and "the puppets who play games with money."

(Posted on 18-05-2014)