chapter  9
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Summary Depending on your point of view, L.627 was a work of high-minded selfindulgence or a commendably responsible social intervention by a director whose commercial and artistic credentials are beyond reproach. Either way, this was not, and was never intended to be, a commercial movie, although the distributors who paid for it on the strength of Tavernier's reputation, and who have now underwritten its losses, were almost certainly hoping otherwise.