Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone) (One Against All)
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Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone) (One Against All)
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)… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

‑ Gabe Leibowitz,
"Surprisingly sensitive as well as genuinely shocking."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"For all the static bleakness of his movies, Noe does have a sinful sense of play."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"...I Stand Alone will not easily be forgotten - and in this day and age, that's an incredibly rare thing."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"The real violence here, the far more deeply disturbing violence, is the violence inside the mind of the protagonist."
‑ Arthur Lazere,
"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."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Noe deserves credit for a cinematic vision which is remarkably his own."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
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