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When Night Is Falling (1995)

An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Fox ...
Reverend DeBoer
Clare Coulter ...
Karyne Steben ...
Trapeze Artist #1
Sarah Steben ...
Trapeze Artist #2
Hang Glider #1
Tom Melissis ...
Hang Glider #2
Hang Glider #3
Richard W. Farrell ...
Board President
Fides Krucker ...
Roaring Woman
Thom Sokoloski ...
Man with Goatee


Camille and Martin are in love and teachers at a christian college; they get the opportunity to get a better job, but they would have to marry for that. But when Camille's dog dies, she recognizes that her love for Martin is not even as big as the love for her dog. After that, Camille gets to know Petra, and Petra falls in love with Camille. They meet again, but Camille is very unsure about her feelings. When Martin is away for a weekend, Camille and Petra meet in the Circus where Petra is working as an acrobat. They spend the night together, but Martin finds out about it and is shocked. He has an argument with Camille, and she goes burying her dog in the snow, and falls asleep... Written by Alan Tiedemann <AlanTie@aol.com>

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando cae la noche  »

Box Office


$1,194,152 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Petra: So my name's Petra by the way.
Camille: Oh yeah, I saw that on your card. And mine is Camille...
Petra: Camille, that's nice, I like it, it's like "C'mere." It's nice.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits roll, Bob the dog is seen running away from camera into a snow-covered field. See more »


Referenced in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) See more »


Composed by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak)
Performed by West Bohemian National Orchestra
Conducted by Stanislav Bogunia
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31 January 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Bought this film a few years back. After viewing it, I came to the conclusion that it was by far one of the most beautifully and artistically directed films i have ever seen that deals with the subject matter of a girl meets girl. The lead actresses Pascale Bussieres and Rachael Crawford had great chemistry and were equally beautiful which made the love scenes all the more believable and erotic. There was no contrived or cliched dialogue and you sympathized with the characters and what they were going through especially when Camille was torn between choosing Martin and Petra. This is by far one of the best Canadian productions made.

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