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Vincent Dietschy (writer)
Gilles Marchand (writer)
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Release Date:
24 December 2003 (France) See more »
Isabelle, a beautiful nursing student, is starting her internship at a prestigious hospital. She meets Dr... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
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Misleading thriller? See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sophie Quinton ... Isabelle / Bambi

Laurent Lucas ... Dr. Philipp

Catherine Jacob ... Véronique
Yasmine Belmadi ... Sami
Michèle Moretti ... Mme Vachon

Valérie Donzelli ... Nathalie
Jean-Claude Jay ... White-Haired Surgeon
Aladin Reibel ... Fair-Headed Anaesthetist
Thierry Bosc ... General Manager
Lucia Sanchez ... Spanish Nurse
Fily Keita ... Marion
Sophie Medina ... Carole
Joséphine de Meaux ... Dumb Nurse
Lucienne Moreau ... Lady
Catherine Salvini ... Instructor

Jean Dell ... Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist
Dorothée Decoene ... First Patient

Alexandra Ansidei ... Girl with the Scoubidou
Lisa Huynh ... Asian Patient
Anne Caillon ... Elegant Patient
Françoise Pinkwasser ... Surgical Nurse
Dominique Charmet ... Patricia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bertrand Altmann ... L'anesthesiste
Alban Aumard ... L'homme dansant près de la machine
Marc Berman ... Le chirurgien
Lucile Blanc
Antonio Cauchois ... Dr. Chazelas
Henri Philippe Garcia

Jérémie Elkaïm ... Ami de Sami (uncredited)

Directed by
Gilles Marchand 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vincent Dietschy  writer
Gilles Marchand  writer

Produced by
Simon Arnal .... associate producer (as Simon Arnal-Szlovak)
Caroline Benjo .... producer
Michael Blakey .... producer
Barbara Letellier .... executive producer
Carole Scotta .... producer
Original Music by
Alex Beaupain 
François-Eudes Chanfrault  (as François Eudes)
Carlos Dalton 
Lily Margot 
Doc Mateo 
Cinematography by
Pierre Milon 
Film Editing by
Robin Campillo 
Casting by
Constance Demontoy 
Richard Rousseau 
Production Design by
Laurent Deroo 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Chevalier 
Costume Design by
Virginie Montel 
Isabelle Pannetier 
Makeup Department
Laurent Blanchard .... key makeup artist
Guillaume Castagné .... special makeup effects artist
Mélanie Gerbeau-Lainé .... special makeup effects artist (as Mélanie Gerbeaux)
Laure Girardeau .... special makeup effects artist
Emilie Hua .... makeup artist
Frédéric Lainé .... assistant makeup artist
Stéphane Malheu .... hair stylist
Antoine Rivière .... special makeup effects artist
Emmanuelle Rivière .... additional makeup artist
Nathalie Tabareau .... additional makeup artist
Manuela Taco .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Benoît Baverel .... assistant unit manager
Denys Bondon .... assistant unit manager
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Olivier Guerbois .... unit manager
Fabien Guigou .... post-production supervisor
Jérôme Petament .... assistant unit manager
Elise Voitey .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Alzieu .... second assistant director
Nathalie Depose .... trainee assistant director
Claire Duran .... additional assistant director
Rafaele Ravinet-Virbel .... first assistant director
David Taillade .... additional assistant director
Art Department
Nicolas Bammat .... painter
Jérome Clavier .... painter
Vincent Deleforge .... additional props
Christine Descloitres .... key painter
Valérie Jacquemin .... additional props
Marion Jourdes .... painter
Mathieu Lasserre .... constructor
Remi Laureau .... constructor
Perrine Leclere .... painter
Laurent Legall .... constructor
Florent Maillot .... property master
Marlène Million .... painter
Pierre Monestier .... painter
Quentin Prévost .... assistant art director
Fabrizio Scapin .... constructor
Bruno Viguet-Carrin .... painter
Bruno Vincent .... constructor
Sound Department
Lucien Balibar .... additional sound mixer
Laurent Boudaud .... post-synchronization
Hervé Buirette .... sound re-recording mixer
Franck Cartaut .... boom operator
Marilena Cavola .... assistant sound editor
Gérard de Lagarde .... sound effects editor
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
François Groult .... sound re-recording mixer
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Jean-Christophe Julé .... foley recordist
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: Dolby
Olivier Roche .... sound mix technician
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: DTS
Rodolphe Sampieri .... sound engineer
Frédéric Ullmann .... sound
Visual Effects by
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Gilles Gaillard .... visual effects supervisor
Bertrand Levallois .... visual effects supervisor
Christine Szymkowiak .... color timer
Serge Beuchat .... stunt driver
Maurice Grenon .... stunt driver
Christophe Marsaud .... stunt driver
Michel Norman .... stunt driver
Patrick Robineau .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthieu Alquier .... additional grip
Sophie Bosquet .... first assistant camera
Marco Cohen .... additional grip
Arnaud Duru .... additional electrician
Aurélien Gerbault .... gaffer
Olivier Haie .... electrician
Maxime Jouy .... additional camera operator
Fabien Leduc .... additional electrician
Patrick Llopis .... key grip
Philippe Marton .... grip
Guillaume Noël .... additional grip
Muriel Olivier .... electrician
Nicolas Pernot .... additional camera operator
Mathilde Perreau .... second assistant camera
Samuel Renollet .... additional camera operator
Denoël Riche .... additional electrician
Loïc Savouré .... additional camera operator
Jean-Christophe Simon .... additional grip
Gaël Tual .... camera trainee
David VanderGucht .... additional electrician
Pierre Weité .... additional camera operator (as Pierre-André Welte)
Casting Department
Babette Hauss .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cédric Grenapin .... additional costumer
Olivia Lahougue .... wardrobe supervisor
Elisabeth Mehu .... additional costumer
Editorial Department
Frédéric Casnin .... color timer
Alain Guarda .... color timer
Stephanie Leger .... assistant editor (as Stéphanie Léger)
Location Management
Isabelle Coursin .... location manager
Music Department
Carlos Dalton .... music supervisor
Jean De Sagey .... music mixer
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Lambert Boudier .... production executive
Marianne Fricheau .... script supervisor
Guillaume Jamet .... product placement
Dominik Moll .... technical consultant
Sophie Onteniente .... production secretary (as Sophie Monniot)
Olivier Pasquier .... production accountant
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
Sandrine Vitali .... production administrator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Qui a tué Bambi?" - France (original title)
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France:126 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Japan:125 min | USA:126 min | USA:121 min (DVD)
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References Bambi (1942)See more »


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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Misleading thriller?, 13 November 2005
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

A student nurse Isabelle suspects a mysterious surgeon Dr. Philipp who basically lives his life in the hospital day and night, is responsible for a series of accidents that happen during surgery and the disappearance of a female patient.

While watching the opening 15 minutes you'll be thinking this is going to be an incredibly well made thriller, but actually, while it does look superb and very slickly done, it was just too bad that the actual story didn't follow the same suit. The lack of surprises and the familiar pattern of the plot really did seem to hurt it. Gee, I really wanted to love this film, but no matter how hard it tried to enthral and to be clever, you'll keep on thinking this could've been a whole lot better and more original if it didn't derail itself into recognisable territory halfway in and become rather repetitive. But like I typed before it had some subtle nightmare feel within its appearance. It just haunts your mind! The sterile hospital setting was made to great use. It was incredibly cold, and disquieting, especially during the night sequences when most of the startling moments pop up. Most of the film took place there and it was eerie as hell! But also the tantalising score that's smoothly enticing gave it a strikingly menacing aurora, but still somehow pulled you in. There was such just such a great sense of dread created. Plus nudity and flesh was depicted rather graphically within it's material, for some it might be erotic, or for others rather sleazy.

The performances were decent. Laurent Lucas is truly unsettling as Dr. Philipp and Sophie Quinton brings a naive persona to Isabelle. You really do care for her and despise Dr. Philipp. There's also some okay support roles that add to the film. The down side was there was such a carefree approach, which made it rather monotone to sit through. Sure, this is a slow psychological thriller, but really it does goes on for far too long. What makes the momentum drag is that is falls into many different clichés and familiar patterns, sometimes nothing really was happening at all. During the first half your caught up in the mystery of Dr Philipp, which played on the things we don't see, but the in the second half all of this change and the mystery was starting to wore thin. But it's the third act where things kind of go pear shape. Things start to get all arty, disjointed and tried to hard to be clever in its context. I didn't mind the downbeat, but bizarre ending. It's just I didn't know what it was trying to come across as, or imply by it? From what I grasp the plot is about making your own fate or maybe it's story which plays on people' fears … nah, it's actually about freaking people out of staying overnight in a hospital, but then again that's just my thoughts. I just didn't think it was that smart as it was trying to be. Although while watching it, how the film played out and certain touches, Hitchcock does kind of ring a bell.

Overall, this French thriller just left me feeling indifferent. Looks great, highly atmospheric, but I can't say the same about the story.

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