Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone) (One Against All) (1998)
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In this French drama, Gaspar Noe, who won awards (Prix Georges Sadoul, Cannes Crix Week) for his 40-minute Carne (1991), continues where that film ended, beginning with a Carne recap: The Butcher (Philippe Nahon) narrates, telling how, as a war orphan working at 14, he opened his horsemeat butcher shop and fathered a mute, retarded daughter. After the mother and daughter left for life in a Paris suburb, he served a prison term after an assault on someone he mistakenly believed had raped his
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...I Stand Alone will not easily be forgotten - and in this day and age, that's an incredibly rare thing.
Certainly, there are aesthetic pleasures in I Stand Alone, but they don't redeem the depraved heart that beats at the center of the film.
More of a young turk provocation than a measured and mature intercession on rage and despair, but it certainly achieves the unsettling effect Noe intended.
For all the static bleakness of his movies, Noe does have a sinful sense of play.
Audience Reviews for Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone) (One Against All)
- The Butcher: Life is a selfish act.
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