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3.8
724 Ratings

Bunny Lake Is Missing

Directed by Otto Preminger
United Kingdom, 1965
Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

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Bunny Lake Is Missing Directed by Otto Preminger

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1967 | 2 nominations including: Best British Art Direction (B/W)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1966 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture

As it becomes less certain that Bunny indeed exists, the mood of paranoia wrapping the film only tightens. Bunny Lake Is Missing becomes a delicious exercise in the tainting of innocence, featuring schoolyard songs that take on an eerie note, a lecherous landlord who flaunts a collection of African fertility masks and a whip once belonging to the Marquis de Sade, and the suggestion of incest which Preminger allows to hang over Ann and her brother Stevie…
February 20, 2017
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Merciless as he is in putting his lead through the wringer, the director is no less implacable in his disdain for the social order that renders her vulnerable. A high-water mark for sordidness, even in a career spent practicing dispassionate sensationalism.
May 18, 2016
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The movie screens twice this month, occasioned by two separate retrospectives: It plays Saturday at Film Forum as part of a tribute to Noël Coward, who adds toBunny Lake’s panoply of perversities with an outré cameo; MoMA presents it on May 31 in the series “Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger.” Two viewings in as many weeks still might not be enough to fully grasp the project’s strangeness.
May 10, 2016
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