20 user 28 critic

Who Killed Bambi? (2003)

Qui a tué Bambi? (original title)
1:20 | Trailer
Isabelle's nursing student. When she starts her internship at a hospital, she meets Dr. Philip. Soon, she starts suffering from strange fainting;spells, and he calls her Bambi, as her legs ... See full summary »


Gilles Marchand
4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Young brothers Tom and Benjamin travel to Sweden to spend their vacation with their estranged father, who they have barely seen since their parents divorced. Tom, the younger of the two, ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Marchand
Stars: Jérémie Elkaïm, Timothé Vom Dorp, Théo Van de Voorde
Black Heaven (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

Director: Gilles Marchand
Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Sergi López, Mathilde Seigner
Lemming (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After developing a flying web-cam Alain has his boss and wife over for dinner. She turns up to be very rude, and the same night Alain finds a live rare Scandinavian lemming clogging up the kitchen sink. The night things start going wrong.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Mironova, Andrey Krasko
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Philippe Mars is a pleasant 40-something whose meeting with a psychotic college friend who is in search of love profoundly changes his life.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne, Veerle Baetens
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

It's been six months since Rachel Siprien disappeared. At the request of Rachel's mother, private detective François takes over the investigation. The young woman, with a complex and ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Marion Cotillard, Samuel Le Bihan
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman disappeared. After a snowstorm, her car is discovered on a road to a small remote village. While the police don't know where to start, five people are linked to the disappearance. Each one with his or her own secret.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Denis Ménochet, Laure Calamy, Damien Bonnard
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When their 4-year-old son is murdered, a young couple fights a twisting and arduous battle trying to identify a frustratingly elusive killer.

Stars: Page Leong, William Salyers, James Simenc
The Freshmen (2018)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Friendship sparks between newcomer Benjamin and held-back Antoine during the first year of medical school.

Director: Thomas Lilti
Stars: Vincent Lacoste, William Lebghil, Michel Lerousseau


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Quinton ... Isabelle / Bambi
Laurent Lucas ... Dr. Philipp
Catherine Jacob ... Véronique
Yasmine Belmadi Yasmine Belmadi ... Sami
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Mme Vachon
Valérie Donzelli ... Nathalie
Jean-Claude Jay Jean-Claude Jay ... White-Haired Surgeon
Aladin Reibel Aladin Reibel ... Fair-Headed Anaesthetist
Thierry Bosc Thierry Bosc ... General Manager
Lucia Sanchez Lucia Sanchez ... Spanish Nurse
Fily Keita Fily Keita ... Marion
Sophie Medina Sophie Medina ... Carole
Joséphine de Meaux Joséphine de Meaux ... Dumb Nurse
Lucienne Moreau Lucienne Moreau ... Lady
Catherine Salvini Catherine Salvini ... Instructor


Isabelle's nursing student. When she starts her internship at a hospital, she meets Dr. Philip. Soon, she starts suffering from strange fainting;spells, and he calls her Bambi, as her legs aren't capable of supporting her.. Patients are mysteriously disappearing, and Bambi and Dr. Philip start a cat vs. mouse game, in order to catch the killer. Written by Bruno Benton

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Thriller | Drama


See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 December 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Killed Bambi? See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,998, 14 November 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


References Bambi (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Fabulous mix of Drama and Suspense
1 October 2003 | by achilles2caSee all my reviews

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.

10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed