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Tatie Danielle (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 17 May 1991 (USA)
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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:
Tatie Danielle
Catherine Billard
Sandrine Vonnier
Neige Dolsky ...
Eric Prat ...
Jean-Pierre Billard
Laurence Février ...
Jeanne Billard
Virginie Pradal ...
Madame Lafosse
Mathieu Foulon ...
Jean-Marie Billard
Gary Ledoux ...
Totoff Billard
Dr. Wilms
Christine Pignet ...
Cab driver
Woman in bus
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


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17 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Auntie Danielle  »


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Did You Know?


For his second film, Étienne Chatiliez took a good part of the first team already working on his first movie, La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1988) (1987). We thus find not only Charles Gassot as producer and Florence Quentin as co-writer, but also a number of actors: Catherine Jacob; Patrick Bouchitey; André Wilms and Christine Pignet. See more »


Referenced in Hélas pour moi (1993) See more »


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A kick in the nose to the hypocrisy of some family ties
17 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Actually, I think you've missed the whole point of the movie. Although most of the film does portray a nasty old lady, the truth is that most of her family members are just a bunch of hypocrites and she simply can't stand people being nice to her simply because she's old. They do not respect her, they pretend that they do, but they don't. The movie is a veiled criticism to the hypocrisy of those family ties. I liked her character from the very first minute because she's honest in the sense that she knows very well that those around her simply can't stand her nor do they respect her will to live and be free. Highly recommended.

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