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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
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
The Butcher:Okay, I'll smile. But give me revenge.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Homicidal (1961)See more »
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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
I Stand Alone (1998) ***, 23 May 2005
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

Good, well-directed French film in the vein of TAXI DRIVER, where an out-of-work, 50-year-old butcher slowly begins to lose control with the people and the world around him as he encounters one indignity after another. Unable to find a job no matter how hard he tries, having to contend with abuse from the fat and controlling dominant woman he lives with just because she has a few dollars, facing the burden of having fathered an illegitimate girl who now lives in a home and is unable to communicate, the tensions mount until the butcher is in danger of taking his frustrations out on himself and the miserable scum around him. The butcher's bizarre feelings and motivations are translated to us through what he's thinking, instead of relying on talk.

This is a brutal, honest, powerful movie that pulls no punches and draws the viewer into the mind of the man slowly going over the edge. Many people will be able to relate to feeling as lost and hopeless as he does, at least at some dark point in their lives. Here is a foreign film that succeeds in staying consistently interesting and captivating, despite its not having a plethora of special effects and pretty young teen stars (which so many recent American films seem to require). *** out of ****

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