Is Julien Duvivier an auteur? Or not? French critics of the late 50's who'll become a little later the children of the French New Wave thought he was not. I haven't seen enough Duvivier movies to give my opinion about it but what I'm sure of is that Julien Duvivier was able to direct masterpieces like Pot-Bouille. And that's more than enough for me. A DVD zone my library.