The Last Days of Chez Nous

Everyday routine and a long-standing relationship with her French husband (Ganz) threatens to make Beth (Harrow) cynical and complacent, and to blind her to the possibility of change. But the arrival of her lovelorn sister Vicki (Fox) causes the family to implode, with three generations forced to re-evaluate their relationships. Armstrong skilfully and gently teases out the subtexts underlying each interaction, exposing individual selfishness which insulates and provides protection against domestic insecurity. Harrow heads the strong cast with a performance of considerable power and restraint.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Screenwriter: Helen Garner
Cast: Lisa Harrow
Bruno Ganz
Kerry Fox
Miranda Otto
Kiri Paramore
Bill Hunter
Lex Marinos
Mickey Camilleri
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