"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".
Awards and nominations
Tatie Danielle was nominated for three César Awards:
1991 César Award for Best Actress nomination: Tsilla Chelton
1991 César Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination: Catherine Jacob
1991 César Award for Most Promising Actress nomination: Isabelle Nanty