Qui a tué Bambi? (Who Killed Bambi?) (2004)

Qui a tué Bambi? (Who Killed Bambi?) (2004)



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Gilles Marchand, who co-wrote the scripts for Human Resources and With a Friend Like Harry..., makes his directorial debut with Who Killed Bambi?, which he co-wrote with Vincent Dietschy. Isabelle (Sophie Quinton) is a student nurse. One night while leaving the hospital, she hears a ringing in her ear and loses her balance, passing out. When she awakens, the handsome young Dr. Philipp (Laurent Lucas of With a Friend Like Harry...) is standing over her. Amused by the young woman's seeming inability to stand on her own feet, he nicknames her "Bambi." Isabelle is not amused. Their relationship becomes adversarial when Isabelle notices that someone has been diluting the hospital's supply of general anesthetic. She suspects that the doctor is drugging female patients so that he can have sex with them. Before long, it's not just medicine, but patients who are going missing. Isabelle's boyfriend, Sami (Yasmine Belmadi), an intern, begins to think that she's having an affair with Dr. Philipp, and no one believes her accusations, not even her cousin, Véronique (Catherine Jacob), a more experienced nurse. Isabelle finds herself in danger, and her recurring fainting spells create a situation in which she may soon find herself on Dr. Philipp's operating table. Who Killed Bambi? was shown at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival and at the Walter Reade Theater in New York as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 2004 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema.
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Sophie Quinton
as Isabelle "Bambi"
Laurent Lucas
as Docteur Philipp
Catherine Jacob
as Veronique
Michèle Moretti
as Madame Vachon
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Critic Reviews for Qui a tué Bambi? (Who Killed Bambi?)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Competent but ultimately disappointing.

January 14, 2005
Seattle Times
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Who Killed Bambi? does for doctors what Psycho did for showers.

Full Review… | December 3, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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A long and uneventful snooze.

November 12, 2004
New York Daily News
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Marchand capably builds suspense, thanks to a twisty script and nervy performances by Lucas and Quinton.

November 12, 2004
New York Post
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So skillful at sustaining a chilly antiseptic atmosphere in which death stalks every gleaming corridor that it comes as a sharp disappointment to find its hygienic imagery wasted on a clunking cat-and-mouse game.

Full Review… | November 11, 2004
New York Times
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A sustained atmosphere of bleached-out horror.

Full Review… | November 9, 2004
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Qui a tué Bambi? (Who Killed Bambi?)

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] I was intrigued throughout, even though the movie falters at the end.


It starts out somewhat interesting, and remains so from a psychological standpoint, but degenerates into a nonsensical mess plot-wise.

Jeff B
Jeff B

The trailer looks cool, but once again, the film itself isn't. Apparently slow & over-long like every other French movie does, whereas mood always overwhelms rationality; in addition to Sophie Quinton's shallow acting.


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