If I had to pick one silent comedy series that deserves to be brought back to the public eye, my answer would be the Onésime films. Directed by Jean Durand and starring Ernest Bourbon, the series is strange, twisted and surreal.
Onésime vs. Onésime has our hero (?) dealing with an obnoxious clone that is ruining his life. Chaos and dismemberment ensues. It’s all gloriously French and absolutely like nothing you have seen before.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Onésime loses his temper and tears the clone limb from limb.
If it were a dessert it would be: A Grilled S’mores Sandwich. Over the top, decadent and a little mad.
Availability: Released on volume two of the Gaumont Treasures box set.
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