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Auntie Danielle (1990)

Tatie Danielle (original title)
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 »


Étienne Chatiliez


Florence Quentin (scenario and dialogue), Florence Quentin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsilla Chelton ... Tatie Danielle
Catherine Jacob ... Catherine Billard
Isabelle Nanty ... Sandrine Vonnier
Neige Dolsky Neige Dolsky ... Odile
Eric Prat Eric Prat ... Jean-Pierre Billard
Laurence Février Laurence Février ... Jeanne Billard
Virginie Pradal Virginie Pradal ... Madame Lafosse
Mathieu Foulon Mathieu Foulon ... Jean-Marie Billard
Gary Ledoux Gary Ledoux ... Totoff Billard
André Wilms ... Dr. Wilms
Patrick Bouchitey ... Beggar
Christine Pignet Christine Pignet ... Cab driver
Evelyne Didi ... Woman in bus
Isabelle Petit-Jacques Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... A passer-by
Karin Viard ... 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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Did You Know?


First nominations to the César Award for Tsilla Chelton and Isabelle Nanty, while Catherine Jacob received her second nomination. She won the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress the previous year for her work in Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988). See more »


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Written by Philippe Chatiliez
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this movie is brilliant
14 February 2005 | by dizzybuckteethSee all my reviews

This movie is brilliant. I would love to meet this aunt, or better, have this aunt. I wish all aunties were like her. She's the inner character inside of some of us -screaming out against all the algorithms by which one is supposed to live one's life by. She's a dissatisfied rebel. Her relationship with the paid housekeeper is one of the most touching I have ever seen in film. Very moving and deeply human. A great film for all who struggle and rebel. Tatie cuts through the crap!! The film is brilliantly acted and paced. The scenes of all the ordinary people doing their ordinary things are filmed with great compassion and tenderness. Which is why the ending of the film delivers such a great emotional punch line. This is a very memorable film. Everyone should have it in their library and show it to their children.

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English | French

Release Date:

17 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,730, 19 May 1991

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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