Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone) (One Against All)
Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone) (One Against All) (1998)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 16, 1998
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] "I Stand Alone" (Gaspar Noé's feature debut) is as much a philosophical denunciation of humanity as it is a thought-provoking treatise on mental illness (as a socially communicable disease).

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Jeremy Heilman

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.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Noe deserves credit for a cinematic vision which is remarkably his own.

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Gabe Leibowitz


Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Surprisingly sensitive as well as genuinely shocking.

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Rob Gonsalves

For all the static bleakness of his movies, Noe does have a sinful sense of play.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...I Stand Alone will not easily be forgotten - and in this day and age, that's an incredibly rare thing.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

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.

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Arthur Lazere

The real violence here, the far more deeply disturbing violence, is the violence inside the mind of the protagonist.

Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
The deranged horse butcher from Carne is now struggling to regain any control of his life after spending many years in jail, in a heart-wrenching and incredibly… More
Arash Xak
Has some similarities to Taxi Driver but it's much darker & much more twisted
Coxxie Mild Sauce
I have to find a job soon but i cant because it is the law that you make sandwich wif smile on your face and i cant do that because making sandwich make me more… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Intense, visceral, raw. hard to digest and yet interesting existentialist tale of a god's lonely man, a troubledmind french butcher who will take what he… More
familiar stranger
I didn't give a flying fuck about Irreversible, and considering how terrible it was, I was hesitant to check this one out. Thankfully, it wasn't as… More
Sylvester Kuo
I Stand Alone is the sequel to Carne which continues the story of the horse butcher going on a downward spiral. It retented the same style distinctively Noe and… More