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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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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 ...
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Bill Brady ...
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Eva Di Cesare ...
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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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Rated R for a moment of strong sexual language | See all certifications »
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26 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Ennen kuin kaikki päättyy  »

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$830,405 (USA)
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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: 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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Written and performed by Yanni
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Love eternal does not mean everlasting.
12 August 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a moody and frank story of an Australian couple and how relationships change when the husband falls in love with his wife's sister. Lisa Harrow is the pent-up wife of J.P.(Bruno Ganz)and Kerry Fox is Vicki the younger sister and temptress. I saw this on IFC and was really reeled in with the straight forward atmosphere and personal subject matter. Cinematography is super and the Australian accents cool and pleasing. This is a powerful drama; and well deserved kudos for director Gillian Armstrong.


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