Focus on: Gaspar Noé
I Stand Alone
Seul contre tous
Gaspar Noé’s debut feature offers a bleak, grotesque vision of France.
Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain
France 1998. 93min
The figure of The Butcher (Nahon) from Noé’s mid-length film Carne returns, and his desperate attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter only exacerbate his rage-filled and hateful mentality. The Butcher’s voiceover monologue and Noé’s savage images combine to make up a portrait of hate. This is Noé’s vision of France... and it’s not a pretty one.
Contains scenes of explicit sex, violent language and graphic violence that some viewers may find distressing.
35mm print courtesy of the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
See screenings of Carne.