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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 »

Director:

Étienne Chatiliez

Writers:

Florence Quentin (scenario and dialogue), Florence Quentin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$604,624
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »


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Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Casey) and Richard Finch (as Finch)
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A great black comedy
6 March 2012 | by djbabu_30See all my reviews

From famous french director Etienne Chatillez this hilarious black comedy shows you the problems between old people and their relatives. 'Auntie Danielle'(Tsilla Chenton), an 82 years old widow with a malicious personality. After the accidental death of Odile (Neige Dolski) the housekeeper who has spend a life time taking care of her, Paris is her only destination. Her nephew Jean-Pierre (Eric Prat) and his wife Catherine (Catherine Jacob) decide to welcome the beloved auntie to their home in the big city. The old lady finds hard to accept the new conditions of living, which ends up in a difficulty and sometimes nasty behavior towards her family. When Jean-Pierre decides to take his wife and kids on summer holidays, Sandrine Vonnier (Isabelle Nanty) is employed to take care of the old lady. Their personalities clash in the beginning, but soon auntie Danielle realizes that Sandrine is a young version of herself. They start to form kind of friendship and the madame Bulliard seems to be happier and actually quite nice. Excellent performance by a former french theater actress Tsilla Chelton. Absolute must see for fans of black comedy. It will make you laugh until you cry.


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