This review of Gaspar Noe’s I Stand Alone is part of the New French Extremity Retrospective series.
Rage is a palpable force in I Stand Alone, the first feature film from Gaspar Noe. It is a rage against French society. Philippe Nahon’s The Butcher displaces this rage, his inner monologue tearing apart anyone in his path. What results is a protagonist that comes off as sexist, racist, homophobic, and overall nihilistic.
But The Butcher is also a sad man. All he wants is to Continue reading I Stand Alone (1998) Movie Review