Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin

 
Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin
The former customs building where French actor Gerard Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol