I Stand Alone ()

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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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
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 ...
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)
Fils du Patron (as Stephane Derderian)
Alain Pierre ...
Ami du Patron
Sylvie Raymond ...
Robert Schlockoff
Thierry Tronchet
André Brochenin ...
(as Andre Brochenin)
Elisabeth Weissman
Paulette Charpentier
Laurent Aknin ...
Homme au bar
Roger Daviot
Monsieur Billot ...
Troisieme Boucher
Tateos Derdérian ...
(as Tateos Derderian)
Jean-Max Causse

Directed by

Gaspar Noé

Written by

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 ... sound
Valérie Deloof ... sound editor
Olivier Do Huu ... sound (as Olivier Dô Hùu)
Edmée Doroszlai ... boom operator
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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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • I Stand Alone (United States)
  • I Stand Alone (World-wide, English title)
  • Cannon (Japan, English title)
  • Menschenfeind (Germany)
  • Egy mindenki ellen (Hungary)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia It is the second piece of the mini series of Noe. First one which is called 'Carne' was produced in 1991. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Rape Me (2000). See more »
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Quotes The Butcher: Most women are poor creatures. Being without a cock, the only way they can feel strong in front of a man is to betray him by latching on to another cock, especially when it's got more money. The part i like is after stuffed her snatch her prince charming dropped her like stinky cheese. She acted like filth, but she was smart enough to admit it. The past always catches up to you. You always end up paying for your acts. And if she threw herself in front of a subway train, it's not my fault. She obviously didn't deserve better...
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