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The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Harrow ...
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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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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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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Features Good Morning Australia (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Loved One
Written by Rob Lovett (as Lovett), Ian Clyne (as Clyne) and Gerry Humphries (as Humphries)
Performed by The Loved Ones
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Forget "smart","edgey",or "strong women"(?), try plain old GOOD!
16 June 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I liked My Brilliant Career back in 1980, but after seeing this effort from the brilliant turned masterful Ms Armstrong I suspect that its traditional feminist message ("I won't give up my dreams for a man") made it more palatable for the times. Chez Nous doesn't let you off the hook so easily. What I found so compelling is its gentle but firm refusal to adopt a condescending attitude towards the characters or the audience. I rented this film with Jane Campion's Sweetie, which I found audaciously weird but riveting, in fact I now own Sweetie. Like Chez Nous, it deals with heroines and their family relationships, particularly involving sisters and to some degree, fathers. Both films are from the same part of the world. I was happy to find a used copy of Sweetie a few months after seeing it, but I watched Chez Nous twice before returning it, and that's the highest recommendation I can give.


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