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In the bowels of France
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Philippe Nahon ... Le Boucher
Blandine Lenoir ... Sa Fille
Frankie Pain ... Sa Maitresse (as Frankye Pain)
Martine Audrain ... Sa Belle-Mere
Zaven ... L'Homme a la Morale
Jean-François Rauger ... Agent Immobilier

Guillaume Nicloux ... Directeur du Supermarche
Olivier Doran ... Presentateur (voice)
Aïssa Djabri ... Docteur Choukroun (as Aissa Djabri)
Serge Faurie ... Directeur d'Hospice
Frédéric Pfohl ... Infirmier de Hospice (as Frederic Pfohl)
Stéphanie Sec ... Infirmiere de Hospice (as Stephanie Sec)
Arlette Balkis ... Femme Mourante
Gil Bertharion Jr. ... Camionneur (as Gil Bertharion Jr)
Rado ... Gardien de l'Hotel
Nicolas Jouhet ... Patron de Cafe
Ahmed Bounacir ... Client de Cafe
Roland Guéridon ... Vieil Ami (as Roland Gueridon)
Hervé Gueridon ... Deuxieme Ami (as Herve Gueridon)
Sophie Nicolle ... Fille d'Interim
Paule Abecassis ... Junkie
Marie-Madeleine Denecheau ... Femme de Roland
Robert Roy ... Quatrieme Ami
Joël Leculle ... Premier Boucher (as Joel Leculle)
Denis Falgoux ... Deuxieme Boucher
Marc Faure ... Directeur de l'Abattoir
Gérard Ortega ... Patron du Bar (as Gerard Ortega)
Stéphane Derdérian ... Fils du Patron (as Stephane Derderian)
Alain Pierre ... Ami du Patron
Sylvie Raymond ... Infirmiere
Robert Schlockoff
Thierry Tronchet
André Brochenin (as Andre Brochenin)
Elisabeth Weissman
Paulette Charpentier

Laurent Aknin
Roger Daviot
Monsieur Billot ... Troisieme Boucher
Tateos Derdérian (as Tateos Derderian)
Jean-Max Causse

Directed by
Gaspar Noé 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gaspar Noé  writer

Produced by
Lucile Hadzihalilovic .... producer
Gaspar Noé .... producer
Cinematography by
Dominique Colin 
Film Editing by
Lucile Hadzihalilovic 
Gaspar Noé 
Production Design by
Alain Juteau 
Makeup Department
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Delany .... first assistant director
Stéphane Derdérian .... first assistant director (as Stephane Derderian)
Sound Department
Jean-Luc Audy .... second unit: sound
Jean-Luc Audy .... sound
Valérie Deloof .... sound
Edmée Doroszlai .... boom operator
Olivier Dô Hùu .... sound
Olivier Le Vacon .... sound
Frédéric Pfohl .... second unit: sound (as Frederic Pfohl)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kamel Belaïd .... electrician
Pierre-Yves Le Mée .... key grip
Jérôme Mauduit .... assistant camera
Antoine Rabaté .... assistant camera
Mathieu Szpiro .... gaffer
Thierry Tronchet .... first assistant camera
Dario Argento .... special thanks
Jacques Audiard .... special thanks
Agnès B. .... sincere thanks (as Agnes B.)
Arnold Barkus .... special thanks
Nicolas Boukhrief .... special thanks
Guillaume Bréaud .... special thanks (as Guillaume Breaud)
Marc Caro .... special thanks
Jean-Max Causse .... thanks
Alain Cavalier .... sincere thanks
Álex de la Iglesia .... special thanks (as Alex de la Iglesia)
Stéphane Drouot .... special thanks (as Stepahne Drouot)
Albert Dupontel .... special thanks
Samuel Fuller .... special thanks
Christophe Gans .... special thanks
Jean-Pierre Jeunet .... special thanks
Gerald Kargl .... special thanks
Mathieu Kassovitz .... special thanks
Lionel Kopp .... special thanks
Jan Kounen .... special thanks
Francis Leroi .... special thanks
Guillaume Nicloux .... special thanks
Luis Felipe Noé .... dedicatee (as Luis Felipe Noe)
Quelou Parente .... special thanks
Bruno Podalydès .... special thanks (as Bruno Podalydes)
Vincent Ravalec .... special thanks
Jean-Michel Roux .... special thanks
Quentin Tarantino .... special thanks
Shin'ya Tsukamoto .... special thanks (as Shinya Tsukamoto)
Stéphane Violet .... special thanks (as Stephane Violet)

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Also Known As:
"Seul contre tous" - France (original title)
"Cannon" - Japan (English title)
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93 min
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Did You Know?

It is the second piece of the mini series of Noe. First one which is called 'Carne' was produced in 1991.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Old Friend:Life is a battle, each and every day.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in End Roll (2012)See more »
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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Alone against everyone, 23 May 1999
Author: matthew wilder ( from los angeles

Stunning. The writer-director Gaspar Noe's first-person account of a jobless butcher's trip on the down escalator has a lot of superficial resemblances to TAXI DRIVER, but the real unseen hand behind this shattering picture belongs to Louis-Ferdinand Celine, whose scabrous stream-of-consciousness monologues Noe has translated into scorching, nineties angry-white-man-ese. As the butcher's three hundred francs dwindle, and his handgun starts looking more and more appealing, Noe surgically implants us inside the antihero's head using a cascade of hilarious and horrifying nihilistic rants that don't quite resemble anything you've ever heard in a movie.

Noe's ingenuity in reinventing the subjective style of TAXI DRIVER is near-limitless; his array of techniques dazzles, from the Godardian intertitles that break the action like a butcher's cleaver hammering a wooden cutting board, to the deafening gunshots accompanied by digital pans and zooms that throw a Brechtian bucket of icewater on the proceedings whenever they calm down. At times the picture suggests one of Fassbinder's fatalistic fables staged as a William Castle horror movie; in a stroke of genius, Noe conceives of the inevitable crack-up finale not in terms of some novel spin on the image, but as a blizzard of scurrilous language--a head self-narrating to the implode point.

At times, the butcher's and Noe's nihilism seem to be one--and a posturing, collegiate nihilism it can be. And the penultimate section of the movie thunks along as Noe recreates painfully familiar scenes from TAXI DRIVER almost in toto. But the cumulative effect of the movie is lacerating, the way early Scorsese and Toback must have felt the first time out. French-language cinema hasn't gotten this kind of wake-up call since the (lesser) MAN BITES DOG.

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