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L.627 Reviews

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September 28, 2015
A côté de ça, 36 quai des Orfevres est vraiment une grosse daube.
½ March 8, 2015
One of the best police procedural movies you've never seen, one reminiscent in style and tone to the great "Z".
½ December 20, 2011
LE film de keufs par excellence. Rpliques cultes, personnages plus vrais que nature... Bijou.
½ April 3, 2011
Don't believe reviews based on the premise that this is a failed policier, it simply uses cinema verite style rather than being a plot-driven genre vehicle. It is as if the cops are ethnographers observing and interacting with the multi-ethnic informers and addicts of France's internal colony of crime. In that sense, one might compare the politics and strategic humor of it to Coup de Torchon's shift in setting.

Although, it is only noir in the sense of depicting the ironies of a broken system, petty corruption, and well-intentioned cops who are often punished when they have any little effect at all. Fans of gritty `70s cop movies, The Wire, or poliziotteschi might find this an unpretentious sort of bridging film.
½ January 24, 2011
This French Cop film may be a touch overlong and have no real structure but on the whole its not too bad as the director takes elements of Friedkin and others and gives us a powerful study of a group of French narcotics policeman and there daily grind coming up against dealers and users in equal measure.

In the role of Lulu the streetwise narc cop Didier Bezac conveys a whole range of emotions as he tries to balance his work and homelife and finds frustration in both.
His colleagues are ither bitter or corrupt and theres a nice running gag involving a bucket of water.

The biggest problem is they film could have done with some trimming as it does feel a little laboured in parts.
But then i guess Tavernier wanted to give us the full picture and in some respects thats no bad thing although a better ending would have helped.

No cop classic then but still worth a view to get an idea how other nations deal with a drugs problem
½ December 10, 2010
Un vrai docu-fiction : toute une profession, tout un monde, toute une (C)poque. Les rôles sont vrais (le sc (C)nario est d'un ancien policier) et les acteurs sont très très bons. On est litt (C)ralement happ (C) dans le film, on vit et on ressent cette humanit (C) qui transpire pendant plus de 2h20.
May 20, 2010
Peut-être un des meilleurs Polar Français
Super Reviewer
June 1, 2009
Great documentary style police drama from Bertrand Tavernier. It's a gritty study of a Paris drug squad where the police are just as corrupt as the criminals. There's not much of a story, just a series of events, which leads to it's only downfall, the fact that it's slightly too long, and with no actual storyline it can feel like it's dragging on at times.
February 21, 2009
Le meilleur Tavernier, de tres loin, grace a l'accord subtil entre le sujet et la mise en scene.
Super Reviewer
June 3, 2008
a 1990s french film looking at a paris drug squad, gritty looking, and gets into procedures and all tat stuff, a good watch
½ March 6, 2008
Poliziesco dal taglio quasi documentaristico, ovvero come lavora una squadra antidroga in un commissariato di Parigi. Il 627 e' l'articolo del codice penale francese che riguarda le infrazioni su detenzione, traffico e consumo di sostanze stupefacenti. Uno dei film piu' riusciti di Tavernier.
October 28, 2007
Chronique de la brigade des stups parisienne. De la rigueur et du realisme (l'anti la balance). Un film choc !
½ September 18, 2007
Probablement le film le plus coup de poing de Tavernier, avec un Didier Bezace deja indispensable. Film etonnant, fait par des gens de gauche mais d'un propos tres tres droitier.
½ September 2, 2007
Brilliant film about drug cops in Paris. Explores the stress / tedium / low level corruption / humour of the job. Low key, but realistic.
August 24, 2007
excellant movie who give one of the best realistic life of a police unit.A must!!!!!!!!!!!
May 5, 2005
An interesting but uneven independent about predestined love, the most fantastic french cop film, an Almodvar film, and David Lean's slightly hollow but largely irresistable desert adventure.
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