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I Stand Alone (1998)
"Seul contre tous" (original title)

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A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Blandine Lenoir ...
Frankie Pain ...
His Mistress (as Frankye Pain)
Martine Audrain ...
His Mother-in-Law
Jean-François Rauger ...
Real Estate Agent
Guillaume Nicloux ...
Supermarket Manager
Olivier Doran ...
Narrator
Aïssa Djabri ...
Dr. Choukroun
Serge Faurie ...
Hospital Director
Paule Abecassis ...
Junkie
Stéphanie Sec ...
Female Hospital Patient
Arlette Balkis ...
Dying Lady
Frédéric Pfohl ...
Male Hospital Patient
Gil Bertharion Jr. ...
Bus Driver
Rado ...
Hotel Manager
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Storyline

The Butcher (known from Noe's short film Carne) has done some time in jail after beating up the guy who tried to seduce his teenage mentally-handicapped daughter. Now he wants to start a new life. He leaves his daughter in an institution and moves to Lille suburbs with his mistress. She promised him a new butcher shop. She lied. The butcher decides to go back to Paris and find his daughter. Written by Pavel Smutny <pavel.smutny.ekf@vsb.cz>

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In the bowels of France

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17 February 1999 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,955 (USA) (19 March 1999)

Gross:

$54,735 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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The main character tells the manager of the abattoir that he is 50 years old. However, the narration at the start of the movie states that the main character was born in 1939, and the movie is set in 1980, which would make him 40 or 41 years old. See more »

Quotes

The Butcher: Okay, I'll smile. But give me revenge.
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A brilliant, manipulative assault on viewer sensibilities.
15 February 2002 | by (Colorado Springs, CO) – See all my reviews

This is Gaspar Noe's deliberately disturbing film of one man's resentment of his own life. It's a highly cinematic monologue of malevolence by a volatile, middle-aged protagonist. The film's brilliance comes from the daring moralism it projects right up to it's startling conclusion. Without giving anything away, this is a mean-spirited, convincingly fiendish love story that sadistically gives it's audience a 30 second chance to leave the theater before things get resolved. A absolutely terrific monster movie for mature audiences only!


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