“The Corpse of My Enemy” is a French film based on the novel by Félicien Marceau .
|The corpse of my enemy|
|Le Corps de Mon Ennemi|
|In the main|
|Bernard Blier |
Returning after seven years in prison to his hometown, François Leclaire ( Jean-Paul Belmondo ) recalls the events preceding the arrest and tries to understand who was behind the false accusation against him. As a child, he experienced a sense of humiliation due to the fault of the daughter of a local industrial magnate, Gilberte Liegar, and always dreamed of revenge. Finally, after many years he managed to get to know her and even start a novel. She introduced him to her circle and introduced her father, Jean-Baptiste Liegar ( Bernard Blier ), who immediately felt sympathy for the young man and willingly took up his career. Soon elections for the mayor are to be held, and the most likely candidate for this post is Leclair’s father. Liegar supports the candidacy of the current mayor, La Roche-Bernard, and tries to persuade Leclaire to force his father to refuse to participate in the elections. LeClaire refuses, after which his father's opponents disrupt his election campaign with the help of compromising photographs depicting Francois in the company of Liegar and his daughter. Leclaire Sr. goes out of the game, because it was Liegegar’s revelations that gave him the support of the townspeople. After that, Leclaire Jr. breaks relations with Gilbert.
After some time, Lecler, as a person entering the best houses, a certain Di Massa, offers the place of the formal director of his new elite nightclub, hoping that this will attract powerful customers. Leclaire feels very confident in this capacity until he finds out that the club was open to the drug trade. He stops trading to the displeasure of Di Massa, who invites him to join the share. But Leclaire does not want to do this. The next day, the corpses of one of the girls working there and a famous soccer player who spent the evening with her are found in the club. Both were killed by a Leckler pistol. At the trial, Di Massa claims that Leclaire was involved in the sale of drugs, and the victim was going to testify against him to the police.
Now, having come out of prison, Lecler succeeds in calculating the entire chain of framers and taking revenge on the main culprit, who is Jean-Baptiste Liegar. After telling Di Mass that his former patron, Liegar, is going to betray everyone involved in the history of the club, Leclaire decides to leave the city. The next morning, the people of Di Mass kill Liegara when he habitually plays golf in the morning.
- Bernard Blier - Jean-Baptiste Liegar
- Marie-France Pisier - Gilberte Liegar
- Jean-Paul Belmondo - Francois Leclaire
- Michel Beaune - classmate, childhood friend
- Francois Perrot - Rafael Di Massa
- Rene Lefevre - father of Francois
- Elizabeth Margoni - Karin Dupart
- Michel Bon
- Charles Gerard
The scene of the film is the city of Courne. In fact, such a city in France does not exist. The film was filmed in the agglomeration of Lille - the train station of Lille, the satellite city of Lille, was used as the station of the fictional city of Cournet. Part of the street scenes were filmed in the same satellite city of Rubé and in Lille itself. Another fact is the license plates with the department code "59", which corresponds to the department of Nor, where all three cities are located.
- “The Corpse of My Enemy” (eng.) On the Internet Movie Database