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.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Karin Viard
as Agathe
Catherine Jacob
as Catherine Billard
André Wilms
as Doctor Wilms
Lorella Cravotta
as Butcher's Wife
Isabelle Nanty
as Sandrine
Evelyne Didi
as Woman in Bus
Francis Boespflug
as Journalist
Eric Prat
as Jean-Pierre
Karine Viard
as Agathe
Tsilla Chelton
as Tatie Danielle
Frédéric Rossif
as Man with the Ducks
Nicole Chollet
as Ginette Mauprivet
Jacqueline Dufranne
as Mme. Ladurie
Christine Pignet
as Woman in Taxi
Tsila Chelton
as Tatie Danielle
Dominique Mac Avoy
as Mme. Lemoine
Claire Marsden
as Nurse Frederique
Virginie Pradal
as Madame Lafosse
Madeleine Antoine
as Old Lady at Square
Denis Barbier
as Attendant
Francois Billet
as Doctor's Assistant
Madeleine Cheminat
as Mme. Mauprivet
Jean Chesnel
as Mr. Burene
Marie-France Cubadda
as TV Journalist
Jean-Jacques Dufour
as TV Journalist
Mathieu Foulon
as Jean-Marie Billard
Josette Guilbert
as Old Lady
Catherine Jan
as Mrs. Burene
Pierre Jean
as M. Lemoine
Gary Ledoux
as Totoff
Gilles Loutfi
as Journalist
Christophe Malbranque
as Friend of Jean-Marie
Jean-Pierre Miquel
as Doctor at the Hospital
Monique Pantel
as Real Estate Woman
Delphine Quentin
as Nurse Camille
Anne-Marie Rateau
as Nurse at the Hospital
Brigitte Saint-Leon
as Nurse Sylvie
Josephine Sourdel
as Mrs. Langman
Patricia Eberhard
as Nurse Lydia
Nadia-Marthe Barentin
as Nurse Suzanne
Josette Guibert
as Old Lady
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Critic Reviews for Tatie Danielle

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | November 4, 2011

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July 17, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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June 26, 2005

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September 27, 2003
Shadows on the Wall

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Tatie Danielle

This film is a truly dark film. The film follows an old woman, who uses and manipulates her own family, to get what she wants. The characters are hilarious, the acting especially from Tatie Danielle is amazing,you'll be laughing the whole way through!

Mathewson Parks
Mathewson Parks

One of the best black comedies I have ever seen.This old lady is just totally evil! The film was uproariously funny, with lots of little side vigniettes that added to the theme that real life is often just plain ludicrous. In spite of the language barrier some things are universal and it comes out in this gem of a film. Ends on a wonderful note.

Eric Jenkins
Eric Jenkins

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
Tracie Nakamura

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