I Stand Alone (1998)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 46

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AKA: Seul Contre Tous, One Against All
Directed by: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Philippe Nahon (Butcher), Blandine Lenoir (Daughter), Frankie Pain (Wife)
Country: France
Language: French (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:28:35
Genres: Misery-Depression, Incest, Old-Young Relationships

Plot – Spoilers:
A butcher living, as he calls it, in the bowels of France is out of jail and out of work. A once-independent man with his his own shop, he’s now dependent on a woman he can’t stand, but who’s pregnant with his kid.

He walks the lifeless streets rambling to himself thoughts of hate, emptiness and cynicism about traditional values. The only time we see life around him is when he actually interacts with another person.

The butcher is a very entertaining and interesting person – he isn’t one of those characters who drones bullshit, often making for boring viewing. Instead, he reflects his state and knows his place – in the bowels.

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