I Stand Alone (1998)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 144

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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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Russ
Russ
May 23, 2024 8:23 am

Plenty of philosophy and food for thought if not somewhat slow.

I Love Girls
I Love Girls
September 14, 2023 11:38 am

100% FACT’s the BANK can never ever lend nor loan you anything, it own nothing… and it dose not loan nor lend you one CENT or a PENNY ever… you all been LIED to cheated betrayed and made to look like fools by these secret societies of corporate whores… of men and women,.. and if you want to fully understand money BANK NOTES i.e. Promissory Note and where it comes from, how it is created and so on. then look into this. and the laws, the Bill of Exchange 1881 and 1882, the trust law 1882, the contract law 1872, the stamp duty 1891, and many more then there is also Vatican Canon law that is also all connected to this… Here are some HARD FACTS: this is from the Vatican Church laws its thee World Biggest and it is the DADDY over all other Corporations worldwide… THIS IS YOUR IN-HERITANCE Trust laws: Its the Secret Trust The Code Of ROMAN VATICAN CANON LAW The Holy See 3.3 Rights Suspension and Corruption Article 100 – Cestui Que Vie Trust 1666 Also known as Canon Positive laws Cestui Que Vie – meaning; [ He Who Lives ] Canon 2036 (link) … known as the Estate from two Latin words e+statuo literally meaning “by virtue of decree, statute or judgment”. Canon 2057 Any Administrator or Executor that refuses to immediately dissolve a Cestui Que (Vie) Trust, or if the man/woman wants to take control upon their Private Person establishing their status and… Read more »

I Love Girls
I Love Girls
September 14, 2023 11:17 am

It is very true, as you get older, your children will put you into a Home where all other old people live and waiting to DIE, a Kid is not a Child it is a GOAT, the EU LEGAL BAR Ltd Corporate Society has Bastardised the English Language this is a NAZI Masonic Masons Society that has its own Dictionary, and within it – it has the own Legal Meaning which is all Misleading and very very deceptive in so many ways, every word has it own meaning, in many different Dictionary’s out there, depending to which Secret Corporate Society it belongs to. as each SOCIETY create their own meaning to the word, many Societies even work together, to Enslave people and from birth everyone is under MK-Ultra Program. Nor matter what country you live in, if you have Legal, or any religions, and so on then you are all under their control, you are NOT FREE. As for incest, this has been around for millions to billion of yrs, it is what religion is all about, its all in the so called Holly Books of many different Religions, its even in the Bible, where it clearly state, God created the earth and everything that lives upon it, like all the creatures that creepeth. ” And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle,… Read more »

GarsparNoooo
GarsparNoooo
May 4, 2023 10:31 pm

Noe’s best film. Fucking brutal. Try and find his condom advert thats way too long and got banned in several plaaces

ig
ig
May 1, 2023 12:19 am

god, fuck me

fred fat
fred fat
April 20, 2023 7:10 pm

so many great french films but not this one – i may stand alone with this opinion

Steve
Steve
January 12, 2023 7:27 pm

Pathetic pre teen faggots,gutless cowards spamming & crying is all you do,wind them up & let them go,I really get under your skin,your troll game is weak,I rule the comments & you are 12 year old bitches

Shane Morris
Shane Morris
January 8, 2023 10:41 am

Hey Zed, my sweet little snookums. This movie is sweet as fuck, mate. What do you say you and I get a hotel room soon and toss some salad? Call me soon Zed, my little dreamboat. G’day mate.

Steve
Steve
January 8, 2023 10:35 am

I like the part where he screws his daughter

fuckupmoviecritic
fuckupmoviecritic
March 7, 2022 6:40 am

what is with the ending? the movie itself was not too bad and entertaining

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
March 5, 2022 1:38 pm

My favourite Gaspar Noe movie (recommend “Climax” as well). Very brutal and bleak, you feel dragged into Butcher’s hopelessness and descend to insanity. A masterpiece

Kaytee
Kaytee
December 8, 2021 1:01 am

Well the narrator and I have similar thoughts about depression/nihilism. But seriously the close ups with the bang noise.. and that cringey warning.. wtf

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
July 19, 2021 3:02 am

Incredible movie.

Nightmarica
Nightmarica
April 4, 2021 9:10 pm

Noe is in my top 5 favorite film makers. Utter despair are the only words that come to mind when describing this one. IMO this is one of the most effed up movies on here. Blood and guts cant compare to this portrait of a man with complete disgust for himself, and the world around him. Well done.

david lünsch
david lünsch
January 21, 2021 12:11 pm

masterpiece

Zed Man
Zed Man
December 24, 2020 9:54 am

Bleak and depressing but powerful portrayal of a man on the edge. Not really gory until the end scene, which was heartbreaking, this is a movie that fucks with your mind with its grittiness. Great acting by the protagonist and direction was tight. Nice one EUM, Merry Xmas to all the guys at admin. Cheers!

OJ
OJ
December 6, 2020 10:12 am

This brilliant movie Pretty good shows fucked up state of a mind of a man with huge amount of anger, disappointment and hatred towards society, system and rich basterds. The only issue was reading endless subtitles and trying to watch the movie in the mean time. Somehow I feel his pain and suffering since Its really a fucked up world.