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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (98)

L'Accident is a French television series from 2016-2017 that premiered on Acorn TV. The show revolves around the life of Gabriel Cauvy, played by Bruno Solo, a respected city planner working in the town of Saint-Malo. Gabriel is happily married to Claire, played by Charlotte Des Georges, and they have a son, Théo. The family's life is turned upside down when a mysterious car accident takes place that leaves Gabriel's wife in a coma.

As the story progresses, we find that the car Gabriel's wife was driving was sabotaged, which makes his life and his son's life very complicated. Gabriel becomes the prime suspect in the case, and the police and the public eye put pressure on him. The show links the accident with a broader plot that reveals elements of personal vengeance, political fallout, as well as the politics of small towns. Gabriel, determined to uncover the truth, takes the investigation into his own hands, and while doing so, he risks his career, reputation, and even his family's safety.

The show is based on a novel of the same name by Guillaume Musso and was produced by Elephant Story. It consists of six 52-minute episodes, each one exploring different angles of the plot. L'Accident is a well-crafted crime thriller, that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first minute through to the last, with many twists and turns that keep you second-guessing.

The performances of the actors are impressive, especially Bruno Solo and Charlotte Des Georges. Bruno Solo's performance as Gabriel Cauvy perfectly embodies the character's anguish, guilt, and determination. His struggles and emotionally charged scenes are played with precision, making him a very likable, human-like character that viewers can relate to. Charlotte Des Georges portrayal of Claire Cauvy is stellar as well. While her character is in a coma for most of the show's runtime, her presence is still strongly felt, and her moments with Gabriel during flashbacks or in his imagination are quite somber and impactful.

The series manages to portray small-town politics and their impact on the lives of ordinary people incredibly well. The characters are fleshed out, and their backstories, motivations, and feelings are explored with great care. The story grips the viewer from the beginning and, with each passing episode, the plot thickens, keeping the momentum of the story going.

The cinematography, music score, and overall production values are top-notch. The show's pacing is well-balanced, and each episode manages to end on a cliffhanger, making the viewer eagerly anticipate the next part.

To sum it up, L'Accident is an impeccably crafted crime thriller that will appeal to fans of the genre. Its well-constructed plot, great character work, and performances keep the viewer engaged throughout. With each new twist and turn, the show intensifies, making for a wonderful viewing experience that will leave the viewer wanting more with each episode.

L'Accident is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on December 4, 2016.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
December 4, 2016
Gabriel and the police had assumed the man they killed was the head of the trafficking network, but then another corpse turns up. Gabriel finally gets closer to finding out what really happened to Rebecca.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
December 4, 2016
After being saved from the fire caused by shoddy electrical materials, Gabriel has tough questions to ask his employees. The police find the body of another victim, and his death could not possibly have been an accident.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
December 4, 2016
When a shot is fired into Luna's room, Gabriel takes his daughter to stay with her grandparents. Gabriel confronts Rebecca's friend Iris about the large sum of money he found in Rebecca's closet. Iris tells him about their money-making scheme, and Gabriel is shocked to learn how it affected his own business.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
December 4, 2016
After the police fish the body of Rebecca's friend Anne out of the water, Solène suspects Anne's husband, Denis. Gabriel is furious when the police close Rebecca's case and decides to start his own investigation, but with Solène asking tough questions, he fears tarnishing his wife's reputation further.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
December 4, 2016
One week after Rebecca's death, her daughter, Luna, returns to school, but she is bullied by students who believe her mother was a drunk driver. Police Sergeant Solène interrupts a break-in at the police station and grows suspicious when the culprit only steals the file on Rebecca's accident.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
December 4, 2016
Construction boss Gabriel Cauvy notices his wife, Rebecca, behaving strangely, and hours later she is killed in a car wreck. A devastated Gabriel tries to understand why her car was parked facing the wrong way when she was hit, and why there was an empty bottle of vodka in the car since she didn't drink.
Where to Watch L'Accident
L'Accident is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch L'Accident on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    December 4, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (98)