Tatie Danielle

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Tatie Danielle
Tatie Danielle.jpg
Directed by Étienne Chatiliez
Produced by Charles Gassot
Written by Florence Quentin
Étienne Chatiliez
Starring Tsilla Chelton
Catherine Jacob
Éric Prat
Music by Gabriel Yared
Gérard Kawczynski
Cinematography Philippe Welt
Edited by Catherine Renault
Release dates
  • 1990 (1990)
Running time
114 min.
Country France
Language English / French
Box office $14,589,133[1]

Tatie Danielle (Auntie Danielle) is a 1990 French black humor film directed by Étienne Chatiliez. It features Tsilla Chelton as Auntie Danielle Billard.


"Vous ne la connaissez pas encore, mais elle vous déteste déjà.""You may not know her yet, but she hates you already."


Danielle Billard, aged 82, is a childless widow of an army colonel. She lives in a small-town home in Auxerre with her faithful housekeeper, Odile. Quiet life? Things are not as they appear. Danielle is mean, cruel and malicious. When Odile "accidentally" dies, Danielle divides her estate between her grand-niece and grand-nephew, Jeanne and Jean-Pierre. She then goes to live in Paris with Jean-Pierre and his family. Although the family believes her to be an agreeable elderly lady, they soon discover her true colours!

The family goes on an extended vacation leaving their aunt in the care of a young woman, Sandrine. Little does Danielle know, she has finally met her match! Through many turbulent episodes these two women develop an ostensibly mutual love-hate "respect".


Actor Role
Tsilla Chelton Auntie Danielle Billard
Éric Prat Jean-Pierre Billard, Auntie Danielle's great-nephew
Catherine Jacob Catherine Billard, Jean-Pierre's wife
Neige Dolsky Odile, Auntie Danielle's old housekeeper
Laurence Février Jeanne Billard, Auntie Danielle's great-niece and Jean-Pierre's sister
Mathieu Foulon Jean-Marie Billard, Jean-Pierre and Catherine's son
Gary Ledoux Jean-Christophe "Totoff" Billard, Jean-Pierre and Catherine's son
Isabelle Nanty Sandrine Vonnier, Auntie Danielle's caretaker
Virginie Pradal Madame Lafosse
Jacqueline Dufranne Madame Ladurie
Dominique MacAvoy Madame Lemoine
Karin Viard Agathe, an esthetician
Monique Pantel A neighbor
Bradley Harryman Michael, Sandrine's boyfriend
Madeleine Cheminat Madame Mauprivet
Nicole Chollet Ginette Mauprivet, her daughter
André Wilms Dr. Wilms
Olivier Saladin The Butcher
Patrick Bouchitey The beggar
Évelyne Didi The lady on the bus
Frédéric Rossif The man by the lake
Jean-Pierre Miquel The doctor
Christophe Malbranque Jean-Marie's boyfriend

Awards and nominations[edit]

Tatie Danielle was nominated for three César Awards:


  1. ^ "Tatie Danielle (1990)". JP Box Office. Retrieved 1990-04-04.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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