They Call That an Accident

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A woman's only son is killed through the negligence of his doctor. Her husband, in practice at the same clinic, colludes in the cover-up. They Call That an Accident has interesting credentials: it's the first directorial effort of its star, Nathalie Delon (who also scripted); it was produced by Island, and features music by their artists Steve Winwood and Marianne Faithfull, including her splendidly sour song 'Guilt'; and it's a revenge thriller, a sort of Death Wish with a female protagonist. A clue to the film's main problem is in fact in the title of that Faithfull song: the tightrope between self-destructiveness and revenge proves a difficult one to negotiate generically in a way that leaves the heroine with her - and our - convictions intact. Obsession is on occasion frittered away into mere whimsy, or even modishness, despite some unfaultably bleak locations.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Nathalie Delon
Nathalie Delon
Nathalie Delon
Patrick Norbert
Gilles Ségal
Jean-Pierre Bagot
Robert Benoît