Actor Gerard Depardieu (c), Fifa president Sepp Blatter (r), and director Frederic Auburtin pose on the red carpet for the screening of the film United Passions at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in 2014. United Passions is set to become a financial flop following its release in the US. File photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters 1:58

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