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Auntie Danielle

Auntie Danielle

A Feature film by Étienne Chatiliez

Produced by Productions du Champ Poirier, Sofica creation, Sofimage, Images Investissements, Telema

Release in France : 04/04/1990

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France 3 Cinéma

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Tatie Danielle 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, 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.

Full credits (21)

Assistant directors :

Frédéric Blum, Jérôme Boussier, Philippe Chapus, Patricia Eberhard, Emmanuel Legrand, Philippe Tourret

Dialogue Writer :

Florence Quentin

Director of Photography :

Philippe Welt

Assistant Operators :

Jean-Pierre Aliphat, Michel Thimoreau

Production Manager :

Volker Lemke

Sound editor :

Joëlle Dufour

Continuity supervisor :

Brigitte Hedou-Prat

Music Composers :

Gabriel Yared, Gérard Kawczynski

Costume designer :

Élisabeth Tavernier

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Dalmasso

Location Manager :

Gilles Loutfi

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Florence Quentin, Étienne Chatiliez

Screenwriter :

Florence Quentin

Sound Recordist :

Guillaume Sciama

Camera Operator :

Pascal Gennesseaux

Editor :

Catherine Renault

Assistant editor :

Clémence Lafarge

Production Designer :

Geoffroy Larcher

Foley artist :

Laurent Lévy

Set decorator :

Pascal Graffin

Still Photographers :

Moune Jamet, Bernard Prim

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Feature film

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Comedy, Black comedy

Themes :

Ageing, Family

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1991

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1991)

Selection (3)

Most Promising Actress : Isabelle Nanty

Best Supporting Actress : Catherine Jacob

Best Actress : Tsilla Chelton