I Stand Alone


  • october 29 / 19:45 / Teatro Victoria Eugenia

Seul contre tous

France, 1998

  • Direction: Gaspar Noé
  • Production: Gaspar Noé, Lucile Hadzihalilovic / Les Cinémas de la Zone
  • Screenplay: Gaspar Noé
  • Photography: Gaspar Noé
  • Music: Andrzej Korzynski
  • Edition: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Gaspar Noé
  • Cast: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankye Pain, Martine Audrain
  • Running time: 93 min

A butcher (Philippe Nahon) is looking after his newborn daughter after being abandoned by his wife. The years go by and the girl, now a young woman, triggers a tragedy after she gets her first period. Tortured by unfamiliar pain she runs to the butcher's shop to ask her father for help, but on the way she meets a workman who tries to seduce her. Some neighbours see what's happening and take the girl to her father who, when he sees her bloody skirt, can only think that she´s been raped. Beside himself with rage, the man stabs the first workman he sees. First work by the Argentinean director Gaspar Noé, a continuation of his medium length film entitled Carne (1991). "The drama of an ex butcher fighting alone in the depths of his country", or in other words, I Stand Alone, is a claustrophobic story told off camera about a man sent out into the world no longer clinging to a knife but to something potentially more dangerous: his own morals.

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