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Auntie Danielle (1990)

Tatie Danielle (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 17 May 1991 (USA)
Auntie Danielle, supposedly in ailing health but in reality just a nasty old bitch, lives with a paid housekeeper who she regularly abuses. When the housekeeper dies falling off a ladder, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsilla Chelton ...
Isabelle Nanty ...
Neige Dolsky ...
Eric Prat ...
Laurence Février ...
Virginie Pradal ...
Mathieu Foulon ...
Gary Ledoux ...
Christine Pignet ...
Cab driver
Evelyne Didi ...
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
A passer-by
Agathe (as Karine Viard)


Auntie Danielle, supposedly in ailing health but in reality just a nasty old bitch, lives with a paid housekeeper who she regularly abuses. When the housekeeper dies falling off a ladder, Danielle moves in with her great-nephew and his family. She continues using her nastiness to manipulate everyone into doing things her way until the family goes on vacation to Greece. The young housekeeper they hire to watch after her knows what Auntie is doing, and deals with her accordingly, and they begin forming respect for each other. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Tatie Danielle is a spoiled old lady who has become expert, after long years of study, at the art of imposing on other people.


Comedy | Drama


PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auntie Danielle  »

Box Office


$604,624 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Referenced in Oh, Woe Is Me (1993) See more »


La Complainte de la vieille salope"
Lyrics by Florence Quentin and Catherine Ringer
Music by Gabriel Yared
Performed by Catherine Ringer
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Great film on Middle class french family life.
1 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can't think of how Holloywood would do a remake of the fine film of social manner "but" I hope they don't bother. The comedy never stops, Tatie Danielle is everyones favourite Aunt, we all love to hate her, and its not that difficult. One of my favourite scene is the bit when the "dog" gets dump in a Paris Street, (removing its collar, so that it can't be identified. The acting is very good. There are some very beautiful women in the film, including the young nurse in the hospital. The film is very French and one can learn a lot about the modern middle class in French today, just by looking at this film. Another plus, the film gets better with repeated viewing, and I have seen it about six or seven times already.

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