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Tatie Danielle (1991)




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Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves in with her nephew and his vain wife. Soon, her family is at war with Tatie, and takes off for Greece, leaving her in the care of Sandrine (Isabelle Nanty), an au pair who is as equally bitter as Tatie herself. At first the two don't get along, yet the two eventually become friends. However, Sandrine is invited to accompany an American student for an overnight stay at the beach, which would leave Tatie alone for a night. Angered, Tatie fires Sandrine, and while she is alone, she goes into deep depression, eventually setting the family's apartment on fire. The fire becomes a national story, with Tatie cast as a poor old lady and the family labeled as cruel and heartless villains.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Florence Quentin, Étienne Chatiliez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2005
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Tsilla Chelton
as Tatie Danielle
Tsila Chelton
as Tatie Danielle
Catherine Jacob
as Catherine Billard
Eric Prat
as Jean-Pierre
Virginie Pradal
as Madame Lafosse
Mathieu Foulon
as Jean-Marie Billard
André Wilms
as Doctor Wilms
Christine Pignet
as Woman in Taxi
Evelyne Didi
as Woman in Bus
Catherine Jan
as Mrs. Burene
Jacqueline Dufranne
as Mme. Ladurie
Dominique Mac Avoy
as Mme. Lemoine
Pierre Jean
as M. Lemoine
Madeleine Cheminat
as Mme. Mauprivet
Nicole Chollet
as Ginette Mauprivet
Delphine Quentin
as Nurse Camille
Claire Marsden
as Nurse Frederique
Lorella Cravotta
as Butcher's Wife
Jean-Pierre Miquel
as Doctor at the Hospit...
Brigitte Saint-Leon
as Nurse Sylvie
Patricia Eberhard
as Nurse Lydia
Anne-Marie Rateau
as Nurse at the Hospita...
Francois Billet
as Doctor's Assistant
Frédéric Rossif
as Man with the Ducks
Josephine Sourdel
as Mrs. Langman
Jean Chesnel
as Mr. Burene
Monique Pantel
as Real Estate Woman
Gilles Loutfi
as Journalist
Marie-France Cubadda
as TV Journalist
Jean-Jacques Dufour
as TV Journalist
Denis Barbier
as Attendant
Madeleine Antoine
as Old Lady at Square
Christophe Malbranqu...
as Friend of Jean-Marie
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Critic Reviews for Tatie Danielle

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Tatie Danielle is like a treatise on how to defang passive aggression, which would clearly benefit us all.

Full Review… | November 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for Tatie Danielle


This movie is so flippin' hilarious! Despite Tatie Danielle being such an old grouch, she really just needs someone who cares about her but who doesn't just feel pity for her. I can't help but laugh every time I think of all her little comments for her family members when she's "forced" to live with them.

Tracie Nakamura

dark French Comedy. Worth seeing, just to watch this old lady get away with everything from murder to burning down her nephew's apartment.

james m

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