Tatie Danielle (1990)

Rating: ★★★★★

If you’ve ever wondered what goes through the minds of certain sweet old ladies, this is your movie! Not your typical grandmotherly type, the audacity of the title character will amaze. Here’s the synopsis:

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.

The DVD is not in the US format, so if you’d like to watch this film I recommend that you purchase an inexpensive DVD player that will show this movie. It’s worth the investment!

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