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:
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office


$830,405 (USA)

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Did You Know?


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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References Manhattan (1979) See more »


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.
3 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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