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The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)

Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with ... See full summary »

Director:

Gillian Armstrong

Writer:

Helen Garner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Harrow ... Beth
Bruno Ganz ... J.P.
Kerry Fox ... Vicki
Miranda Otto ... Annie
Kiri Paramore Kiri Paramore ... Tim
Bill Hunter ... Beth's Father
Lex Marinos Lex Marinos ... Angelo
Mickey Camilleri Mickey Camilleri ... Sally
Lynne Murphy Lynne Murphy ... Beth's Mother
Claire Haywood Claire Haywood ... Janet
Leanne Bundy Leanne Bundy ... Susie
Wilson Alcorn Wilson Alcorn ... Cafe Dero
Tom Weaver Tom Weaver ... Thief
Bill Brady Bill Brady ... Mayor
Eva Di Cesare Eva Di Cesare ... Waitress
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Storyline

Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter, has become involved in something of a marriage of convenience with Frenchman J.P., and her rather prickly houseproud ways are causing frictions counterpointed by Vicki's more laid-back and indolent air. When Beth goes off on vacation to the outback alone with her cantankerous father to see if they can finally get to know each other, relationships in the household start to shift. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A story of love, lust and betrayal.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a moment of strong sexual language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ennen kuin kaikki päättyy See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$831,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$831,578
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

In the fight between Beth and J.P. on the way home, J.P. makes a comment about a 'Drizabone'. 'Drizabone' is the brand name of a type of oilskin coat, much favoured by farmers and other rural workers. See more »

Quotes

Vicki: Don't tell J.P.
Beth: Why would I do that?
Vicki: Don't married people tell each other everything?
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Soundtracks

Lover Man
Written by Ramirez, Davis and Sherman
Performed by the Groovematics
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An Australian writer's husband cheats on her with her sister. It is a story of what drives people and how they cope with fitting in to society as well as their own family.
3 July 2007 | by dylanebSee all my reviews

This film is more mature than others but still evokes a great story. The cinematography is incredible. Each camera movement and frame was thought out carefully to the very last detail making every shot artistic. I recommend this movie for any film students! The actors in this film are not A list celebrities which I think is great because while their acting is superb, their popularity status does not detract from the film's story and delivery. As far as independent films go, this one is very well done and an excellent example of what film making is all about. This is clearly some of Geoffrey Simpson's best work as a cinematographer.


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