Welcome to New York

Synopsis: Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man. A man who handles billions of dollars every day. A man who controls the economic fate of nations. A man driven by a frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger. A man who dreamed of saving the world and who cannot save himself. A terrified man. A lost man.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Abel Ferrara
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

Franois! There he is.

Mister Roullot.

Have a seat.

Tell me. How are you doing?

Come on, sit! Sit!

No thank you. I'm OK.

Thank you very much.

I'm fine!

So, what have you got for me?

Just a few items regarding protocol

upon your return to France.

We've decided that there

should be someone assigned 24/7 to...

not supervise but... someone

in the background on continuous rotation.

We've installed metal detectors

at your offices. In your homes...

Both offices and all three homes.

Same goes for Simone.

And from now on... this might be

a little more delicate but...

Everyone will have to carry

an accreditation issued by my office.

It's a bit much, isn't it?

Don't you think?

Given the circumstances,

we think it's appropriate.

You should know there are rumors.

Rumors that have already spread

quite a bit

within the United States Secret Service.

I shouldn't be the one to tell you.

Wait, look at this. There you are!

Let me introduce you to Anna.

This is Franois.

No, you're too kind. I'm OK.

I didn't come for that.

I'm on duty, thanks.

My dear sir,

thank your for your attention.

And on that note,

I'm going to have to go.

Just sit for a second.

Unfortunately, we have to go.

Thank you for your attention.

Alright, no big deal.

Careful out there. Long live France!

- Do you need help with your bags?

- No thank you.

- How have you been?

- Very well.

You're in great shape.

Well, thank you.

Are you still dancing?

Yes, of course.

Did you have a nice trip?

Very pleasant.

Everything went well?

Very well.

Where are you going on vacation?

I'm off to Greece soon, apparently.

Have you ever been?

Watch out for those Greeks!

We're almost there.

So you're taking singing classes?

- You know everything.

- Yes.

This is your room.

What are you having, sweetie?

Something light, maybe a salad.

You know what, I'll have...

I'll have...

When you work in a bank

people tend to listen

to what you have to say.

How's the f***ing? Any good?


I'm not allowed to know.

Come on, it's nothing.

F***ing is natural. Are you at least-


I, for one,

f***ed all night and it was great.

It's so important

to feel good with a man.

I know I'm not supposed

to say things like-

OK, Dad, enough. We got it.

I left my blackberry at the hotel.

Security's going to run it over to me.

Would you mind...

I'll warn the gate manager.

I'm heading back to Paris.

I don't want to forget it.

Worst case,

we can have it sent insured mail.

No, I don't want it mailed.

They're going to run it over to me.

Then let's go see the gate manager.

Let's go talk to the head of security.


Not a problem, sir.

I'm sorry for the trouble.

Everything taken care of?

Are we good?

Yes, you may board.

Thank you very much. Thank you, sir.

Have a pleasant trip, Mr. Devereaux.

Thank you very much.

It's in a different passport.

In my other passport.

If I could only find the words to express

our gratitude to Simone.

For her devotion.

For her love for the State of Israel.

You are too kind. I'm only-

Not to mention the charities

she has founded single-handedly,


And the justice she has restored

to those without a voice.

Here we are.

This is the house.

It's a little dark, but I'm sure it'll do.

This is what $60,000 gets you.

It's big.

I need something to drink.

What's wrong?

Mr. Devereaux?

Yeah. Can you introduce me?


Hi, Mr. Devereaux.

How are you, Michel?

Just fine. How are you?

Allow me to introduce my little girl.

What a pleasure...


What is it that Marie does?

I'm in law school.

- What year?

- Third.

That's fantastic.

Are you enjoying the exhibition?

Yeah, it's not bad.

I like that it's about Africa.

It's something I'm interested in.

And what do you want to do?

I want to be a lawyer.

Are you proud of your...

These are young artists from Sarcelles?

Yeah, you gotta...


One needs to...

Are you also into photography?

I would love to...

But law school keeps me pretty busy.

How old are you?

Sorry, I'm a little intimidated...

You're very beautiful.

Thank you.

Maybe we can meet up later?

What do you think of him?

Yeah. He's interesting.

What was it you wanted to do?

Where did you want to work?

I want to work

for the International Criminal Court.

You'll be confronting real murderers.


I'll prosecute them.

What do you like about it?


Yes, justice.

So who are you seeing,

aside from your wife?

Hardly anyone.

My work keeps me busy.

I don't believe you.

Yes! People credit me

with more than my share of affairs.

But I have nothing against that.

Womanizers are a turn-on, aren't they?

And intelligent men.

What turns you on more?

Womanizers or intelligent men?

Brilliant men like you.

Do I look like the girls

you usually sleep with?


They don't have your youth,

your beauty, your intelligence.

You know, I used to really like...

How can I put it?

I liked sluts. Whores.

I can't shake the reputation.

But with you...

You know what I mean.

I was at boarding school, with the nuns.

Now I'm even more excited.

Come here, cutie pie.

Oh that's good.

Did the nuns teach you that?

They're brilliant. They really are.

They were great.

We studied this all day long.

There were lots of erotic books

in the 17th and 18th centuries

Written by nuns.

Written by nuns?

Of course!

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Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951) is an American filmmaker, known for the provocative and often controversial content in his films, his use of neo-noir imagery and gritty urban settings. A long-time independent filmmaker, some of his best known films include Ms .45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996). more…

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