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The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 February 1993 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Beth
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J.P.
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Vicki
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Annie
Kiri Paramore ...
Tim
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Beth's Father
Lex Marinos ...
Angelo
Mickey Camilleri ...
Sally
Lynne Murphy ...
Beth's Mother
Claire Haywood ...
Janet
Leanne Bundy ...
Susie
Wilson Alcorn ...
Cafe Dero
Tom Weaver ...
Thief
Bill Brady ...
Mayor
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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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A story of love, lust and betrayal.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for a moment of strong sexual language | See all certifications »
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26 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ennen kuin kaikki päättyy  »

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$830,405 (USA)
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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: The Question is "Am I always going to stand back and not take what I want, just because it's yours?"
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Features Good Morning Australia (1993) See more »

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Nw'alewana
Written and performed by Pierre Akendengue
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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.
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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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