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I Stand Alone [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 11193889
  • Release Date: 06/05/2001
  • Rating: NR
Gaspar Noe's I Stand Alone comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Strand Releasing title should be worthwhile for any French film enthusiast.

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    I Stand Alone
    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 daughter. The follow-up sequel, set in a Lille suburb, begins in 1980: Obese bar owner (Franjkyie Pain) is pregnant by The Butcher, who is unable to find work. The couple moves in with her mother, but he becomes irritated with the two women and goes to Paris where the humiliation of job-hunting and the sum total of futility and hopelessness triggers thoughts of what he might accomplish with his gun and his last three bullets. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Philippe Nahon
      Philippe Nahon - The Butcher
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      Frankye Pain - His Mistress
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      Blandine Lenoir - His Daughter Cynthia
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      Martine Audrain - Mother-in-Law

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nihilism at its best

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      Travis Bickle has nothing on The Butcher. This movie is obviously influenced by Taxi Driver, but Gaspar Noe (who went on to direct Irreversible and Enter the Void, great cinema in their own right) takes his central anti-hero to a further extreme. The Butcher (played miserably spot-on by Philipe Nahon) endlessly walks down desolate Parisian streets as you hear his relentless inner dialog damning every aspect of life. A man who has lost everything at his own hands tries to find solace in the one who came from his own blood... and he manages to taint even that. NOT for the easily (or even moderately) offended.

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