I Stand Alone (1998)

Directed by: Gaspar Noé

Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir and Frankie Pain

Language: French | Subtitles: English

Country: France
Also known as: Seul contre tous, Menschenfeind, Alene mot alt, Cannon, Egy mindenki ellen, Ensam mot alla, Monos enantion olon, One Against All, Sam przeciw wszystkim, Solo contra todos, Solo contro tutti, Yksin kaikkia vastaan

Description: 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.

Review: A bitter heart and violent thoughts…. A poignant look into the embittered mind of an ill-educated man failed in his professional and personal life who indulges in violent incest and revenge fantasies. A ticking bomb, ready to go off at the smallest provocation. The contrast between the resentful monologue intérieure and the dour, dull expression of the principal character works well.



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