[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSHj2-UqFI[/embedyt]It was expected to premiere at Cannes, but Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York”, based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was instead being released on the internet in France.
Starring Gérard Depardieu as Strauss-Kahn and Jacqueline Bisset as his now-former wife, Anne Sinclair, the English-language film will be available online for 7 euros during the Cannes film festival, the movie’s producers told the press.
Brahim Chioua, one of the film’s producers and co-founder of Wild Bunch, added,
“By releasing the film [on the web], we’re reaching those few people who want to see fat on skinny sex as fast as possible.” Pausing he added, “and of course, there is always the universal moral: look what you can do if you have money. You can pork out and still have sex.”
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