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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 »

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Cast

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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  »

Box Office

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$830,405 (USA)
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Trivia

Clips from four Australian television shows are seen - "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (documentary), "PGR: Suddenly You're a Parent" (documentary), "Good Morning Australia" (breaksfast show), and "First Final of the World Series Cup" (sporting broadcast). 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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Connections

Features Good Morning Australia (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Lover Man
Written by Ramirez, Davis and Sherman
Performed by the Groovematics
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What happens when you realize you don't like the people you love?
30 March 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"...Chez Nous" looks at this compelling question through the life of one Aussie woman who's self esteem is constantly undermined by the men in her life. This film is a psychodramatic, realistic, and intelligent look at the clockworks of a nuclear family held together more by mutual need than love and respect. The camera studies the slow disintegration of the family unit and the rebirth of Beth (Harrow), the principle character. Well made, earnest, honest, and insightful. An interesting watch for more mature audiences.


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