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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 ... 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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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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Connections

References Manhattan (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Loved One
Written by Rob Lovett (as Lovett), Ian Clyne (as Clyne) and Gerry Humphrys (as Humphries)
Performed by The Loved Ones
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User Reviews

 
What happens when you realize you don't like the people you love?
30 March 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"...Chez Nous" looks at this compelling question through the life of one Aussie woman who's self esteem is constantly undermined by the men in her life. This film is a psychodramatic, realistic, and intelligent look at the clockworks of a nuclear family held together more by mutual need than love and respect. The camera studies the slow disintegration of the family unit and the rebirth of Beth (Harrow), the principle character. Well made, earnest, honest, and insightful. An interesting watch for more mature audiences.


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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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