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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 »

Director:

Gillian Armstrong

Writer:

Helen Garner (original screenplay)
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1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Harrow ... Beth
Bruno Ganz ... J.P.
Kerry Fox ... Vicki
Miranda Otto ... Annie
Kiri Paramore ... Tim
Bill Hunter ... Beth's Father
Lex Marinos Lex Marinos ... Angelo
Mickey Camilleri Mickey Camilleri ... Sally
Lynne Murphy Lynne Murphy ... Beth's Mother
Claire Haywood Claire Haywood ... Janet
Leanne Bundy Leanne Bundy ... Susie
Wilson Alcorn Wilson Alcorn ... Cafe Dero
Tom Weaver Tom Weaver ... Thief
Bill Brady Bill Brady ... Mayor
Eva Di Cesare 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 {J-26}

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Taglines:

A story of love, lust and betrayal.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In the fight between Beth and J.P. on the way home, J.P. makes a comment about a 'Drizabone'. 'Drizabone' is the brand name of a type of oilskin coat, much favoured by farmers and other rural workers. See more »

Quotes

Vicki: Love's more important than anything!
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Soundtracks

Nw'alewana
Written and performed by Pierre Akendengué
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Love eternal does not mean everlasting.
12 August 2002 | by michaelRokeefeSee 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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ennen kuin kaikki päättyy See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$831,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$831,578
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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