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I STAND ALONE (1998)

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"...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 "This one is surprisingly sensitive as well as genuinely shocking." Dennis Schwartz, OZUS' WORLD MOVIE REVIEWS "The real violence here, the far more deeply disturbing violence, is the violence inside the mind of the protagonist." Arthur Lazere, CULTUREVULTURE.NET


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Catalogue No. ACC0007
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000066
DVD Release Date 10 Nov 2004
Director GASPAR NOE
Producer Gaspar Noe, Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Cast Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir
Genre DRAMA
Rating R18+ (Sexual Activity, High Level Violence, Adult Themes)
Run Time 90 minutes
Visual Format 2.40:1 COLOUR
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language French (Optional English subtitles)
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Quotes "...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 "This one is surprisingly sensitive as well as genuinely shocking." Dennis Schwartz, OZUS' WORLD MOVIE REVIEWS "The real violence here, the far more deeply disturbing violence, is the violence inside the mind of the protagonist." Arthur Lazere, CULTUREVULTURE.NET
Awards WINNER: 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Mercedes-Nez Aw

Synopsis
The debut feature from Gaspar Noe, director of the controversial IRREVERSIBLE, just as potent and confronting, I STAND ALONE is set in France in 1980 and tells the story of THE BUTCHER (Philippe Nahon from IRREVERSIBLE and the horror film, HIGH TENSION), a retired horsemeat peddler, locked into a loveless marriage with his nagging, pregnant wife and a hateful mother-in-law. Living in their cramped apartment and taunted by the women every moment of the day, THE BUTCHER is poised on the edge, seething with bitterness and hatred for a world he must endure, ready to explode. And then one day....he does.

With I STAND ALONE, Noe has unfurled yet another tale of the underbelly of French society. THE BUTCHER is a volatile anti-hero, a loner wandering a dark landscape, locked in a battle with all that exists and on a tirade against humanity.
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