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I Stand Alone (1998)

Seul contre tous (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 17 February 1999 (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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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
... 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
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,955, 21 March 1999, Limited Release

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$54,735, 15 August 1999
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It is the second piece of the mini series of Noe. First one which is called 'Carne' was produced in 1991. See more »

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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 »

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The Butcher: [after an unsuccessful job interview at a slaughterhouse] What? A fairy treating me like that? Tell me I'm dreaming! As if I didn't know his wife dropped him the day she caught him having his sphincter rimmed by an employee. All the horsemeat butchers in Paris know that little Mr. Blanchat likes cock. He lets his ass do the blow jobs. And who's he to be so proud? I hear his father was of the same ilk. I wonder why there are so many queers among the rich. Must be their lack of strenuous effort. ...
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A brilliant, manipulative assault on viewer sensibilities.
15 February 2002 | by 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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