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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 »
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  (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)
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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 Gerbeaux .... special makeup effects artist
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-synchronization
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 Riché .... 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)
Music Department
Carlos Dalton .... music supervisor
Jean De Sagey .... music mixer
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Lambert Boudier .... production executive
Isabelle Coursin .... location manager
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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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Fabulous mix of Drama and Suspense, 1 October 2003
Author: achilles2ca from Ontario, Canada

I caught this film at the Toronto International Film Festival by accident - its yet another example of the rule that the best cinema you see is only seen when you least expect it.

This is a witty, suspenseful, and very French film. It concentrates around the relationship between a student finishing up her nursing degree in a work term at the local hospital and her relationship with a young male doctor who she gradually suspects, over the course of the film, of being a psychopath. It is primarily a drama set within the plot of a thriller. There is a low-key romance that stutters but refuses to start between Isabelle (nick named, to her dislike as `Bambi' by Dr. Philipp) and the Dr. Philipp himself, the villain. All occurring while patients and staff slowly disappear, and things go increasingly wrong at the hospital.

The lead actress (Sophie Quinton) is beautiful and plays her role excellently. Dr. Philipp is equally well played by Laurent Lucas as the cool doctor and the equally cool villain. He is suitably disconcerting and downright creepy when the situation calls for it

Marchand also successfully creates a creepy and almost romantic atmosphere in the film despite the white corridors and the bland environment of the hospital grounds in which it is shot. The film constantly shifts from the fluorescent white of the interior of the hospital to the dark sky and dimmed green of the landscape of the outdoor night shots: he uses this `non-environment' to focus more greatly upon the characters. What remained with me after viewing this film were the images of the two leads' faces. Marchand uses a lot of close-ups, and as the film progresses, he increasingly concentrates upon the protagonists, allowing their expressions and moods to drive the suspense and the drama as much as the dialogue.

Qui a tué Bambi is also a very witty film. It opens with a comic scene and is paced by well placed witty dialogue amongst the nurses and between Bambi and Dr. Philipp. Much of the pleasure in watching the film stems from it's dialogue as Marchand takes full advantage of his past experience as writer.

The film's one failing is that it does not build up to it's climax well: there is not enough sense of mounting tension. As a drama is quite successful, as a Hitchcockian thriller it is not nearly so.

This is one of those few films which one can enjoy watching simply for the pleasure of watching the craftsmanship of a skilled team of filmmakers as well as enjoying a well-told story.

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