6.7/10
893
5 user 4 critic

Body of My Enemy (1976)

Le corps de mon ennemi (original title)
Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Commissaire Letellier and Inspector Moissac are tracking Minos, a serial killer whose victims are women.

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Denner, Adalberto Maria Merli
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bruno Cremer, Jean Négroni
Cop or Hood (1979)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Commissaire Stanislas Borowitz is going undercover as gangster Antonio Cerutti in order to expose corrupted policemen.

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Georges Géret, Jean-François Balmer
Le marginal (1983)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way.

Director: Jacques Deray
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henry Silva, Carlos Sotto Mayor
Le guignolo (1980)
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Alexandre Dupré is a con artist, accidentally involved in a hunt for microfilm, containing a valuable invention of a recently murdered French scientist.

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mirella D'Angelo, Michel Galabru
The Vultures (1984)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1943 in Tunisia, a unit of the French Foreign Legion fights the Germans over possession of a bank treasure in gold bars.

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacques Villeret, Michel Constantin
The Burglars (1971)
Crime | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1970s Athens a group of professional burglars plan an emerald heist from the home of a gem collector but the corrupt Greek police inspector Abel Zacharia is on their trail.

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon
Incorrigible (1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Geneviève Bujold, Julien Guiomar
Ace of Aces (1982)
Adventure | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1936, a French boxer on his way to the Berlin Olympic Games befriends a local Jewish boy and decides to save him from the Nazis.

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marie-France Pisier, Rachid Ferrache
Hold-Up (1985)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Arcady
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kim Cattrall, Guy Marchand
Scoumoune (1972)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Episodic portrait of a criminal, from 1934 until after the war. Roberto Borgo is tough, cool, sardonic, loyal, and deadly. He comes to Marseilles to help his friend Xavier Saratov get out ... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Michel Constantin
Happy Easter (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Industrial tycoon Stéphane Margelle is an incorrigible lady's man. Caught by his wife Sophie in company of a charming young lady, Julie, he rushes to introduce the young woman as his ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sophie Marceau, Marie Laforêt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
François Leclercq
...
Jean-Baptiste Liégard
...
Gilberte Liégard
Charles Gérard ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Daniel Ivernel ...
Victor Verbruck, le maire
Claude Brosset ...
Oscar, dit Janine
Michel Beaune ...
L'ami d'enfance
François Perrot ...
Raphaël Di Massa
René Lefèvre ...
Pierre Leclercq
...
Hélène Mauve
Yvonne Gaudeau ...
Madame Liégard (dite 'la Reine Mère')
Suzy Prim ...
La mère de Marie-Adélaïde
Jean Dasté ...
Le gardien du chantier
Jacques David ...
L'avocat général
Jean Turlier ...
La Roche-Bernard
Edit

Storyline

Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to Gilberte's family. He needs friends. And friends are hard to come by in his town. Written by Aline

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 1976 (France)  »

Also Known As:

O Corpo do Meu Inimigo  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 15,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French visa # 45555. See more »

Quotes

L'ami d'enfance: Would you believe me if I told you that the population here has almost doubled?
François Leclercq: Twice as many assholes... Sounds impossible!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Zooey Deschanel/Karmin (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jean-Paul Belmondo, out of prison for a crime he didn't commit, investigates the case himself
11 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Body of My Enemy" is not a hard-boiled crime story, but it is a crime story. There are two Belmondos played here. One is the brown-haired Belmondo of 7 years earlier, who met and made love to the daughter (Marie-France Pisier) of the local textile magnate, Bernard Blier. She married someone else. Belmondo opened a successful night club. When a double murder occurred in his club and with his revolver, he was convicted of murder but with extenuating circumstances. After serving 7 years, the more grey-haired Belmondo is released. He goes back to find out who framed him. The story alternates between past and present, letting us in on what happened as Belmondo himself discovers it.

Belmondo's character is a man with a sunny disposition, while underneath he is very serious about his objectives. This charm of his takes the edge off a story that could have been told in a tough and violent way but is not. The pacing is leisurely, and there really isn't that much complexity to the story. It's reasonably entertaining. Belmondo does his usual good job.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Only 6.3??? igor-buric
I wonder which actress is playing the wonderful Marie-Adélaïde... jeriby
Discuss Body of My Enemy (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?