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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
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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 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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A story of love, lust and betrayal.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

$830,405
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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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: 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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References Manhattan (1979) See more »

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Written and performed by Yanni
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Forget "smart","edgey",or "strong women"(?), try plain old GOOD!
16 June 2000 | by Onyx-10See 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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