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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 overview, first billed only:
Kiri Paramore ...
Beth's Father
Lex Marinos ...
Mickey Camilleri ...
Lynne Murphy ...
Beth's Mother
Claire Haywood ...
Leanne Bundy ...
Wilson Alcorn ...
Cafe Dero
Tom Weaver ...
Bill Brady ...
Eva Di Cesare ...


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 <>

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A story of love, lust and betrayal.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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




Release Date:

26 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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 »


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Terrifically acted study of a family
14 April 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Full of wonderfully acted, beautifully observed moments in the life of an unconventional family, this was called, by one critic, 'an Australian 'Hannah and her Sisters'. And to an extent that's not a bad description.

But this film is messier, less complete in it's vision and less bold in it's style. None-the less it's still entertaining, moving, and very worth seeing.

Bruno Ganz's half French, half German accent is a bit distracting (he's terrific otherwise), and, for me, the ending felt rushed, as if things had to get to a conclusion.

It's a film I'd actually wished had gone on longer, or had been willing to leave things less resolved. Once you start with the messiness of life, you lose something with a last minute switch to the neatness of movies.

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