Emile Couzinet was the owner of several movie theaters in the south west of France ..He had an idea which was (and to this day remained) unique:he made his own movies which were shown in his theaters .He did not give a damn about what Parisian critics thought.The only man of the French cinema who was a writer,a director,a producer ,a film distributor, a cinema owner and manager;he had his own studios and ,like Ed Wood in America ,he often used the same actors ,particularly Jean Tissier and Jeanne Fusier-Gir .
The movies ,sadly ,were the French cinema at its dumbest.His movies are so abysmal,so cheesy and so horrendous that you can watch them with a certain guilty pleasure.Take "Quand Te Tues-Tu?" (the title,which was not invented by Couzinet for this is a remake, speaks volumes about the subtlety of the spirit of this work) A bourgeois is going to latch on to a rich inheritance ,but he MUST marry a widow or the money will go to a brass band .The story is far-fetched to a fault ,including fifty-something virgin Gir trying to rape the hero,a viscount short of the readies ready to commit suicide,a whole (small) scene with a subjunctive imperfect in each line,a hotel where you sleep in the bathtub or in a wardrobe,you name it...
It has to be seen to be believed!
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