Tatie Danielle details
|Starring:||Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob|
|Directors:||Étienne Chatiliez, Etienne Chatiliez|
|Genres:||Comedy, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Apr 2005|
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Can't wait until I am able to buy it!By lalune from West Yorkshire , 08 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I saw the premier at the Edinburgh Film festival and oh I thought it was marvellous. Despite the pathos I laughed all the way through. This is what I want to aspire to when I get old!
Right from the start you know Tatie Danielle (Tsilla Chelton) is such a wicked nasty old woman. She feigns ill health very well but easily seen through once with her for a while. She does this when she cannot get her way. Initially, her put upon paid housekeeper endures this, until she 'accidentally' dies. Then Tatie 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 have enough, realise what she is like eventually, and go on holiday to Greece and not have family to look after her but hire a young housekeeper to look after her. Sandrine (Isabelle Nanty) knows what Auntie is doing, and deals with her accordingly.
This is when it becomes a very touching tale for two people of very different generations eventually beginning to form respect and care for each other.
I could not wait to hire this and cannot wait until it is affordable to buy.
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Funny filmBy a customer from chester le street , 28 Jan 2009Really good performances from all the cast. It wasn't as dark as I had expected . The family were genuinely nice folk who didn't get the manipulative ways of their auntie. It was a pleasant way to pass a winter's evening
Hilarious but uncomfortably close to truthBy a customer from caerphilly , 01 Jan 2009Find if difficult to understand how some people did`nt enjoy this film its black comedy at its best so dont miss it but beware its not that far removed from the truth just ask someone who has had to deal with some of us when we get past a certain age.
Hilarious filmBy lisfrakki (4 reviews) from London , 17 Jul 2008Great film. I've seen it before but this incredibly nasty old lady makes me laugh every time.
Mon Dieu!!By a customer from Sunny Edinburgh , 15 Jul 2008Rubbish..... Glad I didn't laugh once- if I had it would have said much about my sense of humour. Not so much a mischievious old bag more a real nasty piece of work. What kind of person could enjoy this garbage?????
DisappointingBy a customer from Sheffield , 13 Mar 2008Barry Norman raved about this film on its release. For this reason I kept it in mind as a film I wanted to see for years. I've enjoyed many foreign language films and was not at all put of by subtitling. The central character of Tatie Danielle is a genuinely nasty piece of work with no redeeming qualities. Furthermore all the characters are stereotypical and relatively shallow. It was difficult to empathise or sympathise with any of them. There are few laughs here and fewer insights into human nature. French cinema has a good track record for turning out excellent films, but this isn't one of them.