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When Night Is Falling (1995)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  17 November 1995 (USA)
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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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David Fox ...
Reverend DeBoer
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Timothy
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Tory
Clare Coulter ...
Tillie
Karyne Steben ...
Trapeze Artist #1
Sarah Steben ...
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Hang Glider #1
Tom Melissis ...
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Richard W. Farrell ...
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Fides Krucker ...
Roaring Woman
Thom Sokoloski ...
Man with Goatee
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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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Rated R for strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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$1,194,152 (USA)
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Petra: Camille, I'd love to see you in the moonlight with your head thrown back and your body on fire.
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After the end credits roll, Bob the dog is seen running away from camera into a snow-covered field. See more »

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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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HALLELUJAH
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed with the permission of Stranger Music Inc.
Arranged by Leslie Barber
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Visually Delightful, Lesbian Coming Out Story
5 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this in the Cinema when it first came out. I didn't know what to expect, I just saw this sensual looking movie poster and decided to go. I was not disappointed, in fact I was enthralled by the lushness of this most beautiful film. Simply put;a love story. The Protagonist, Camille is a Theologian, a Teacher of Mythology. Seemingly happy with her life pretty much mapped out. A handsome boyfriend, a tidy well kept life, a formal career within a religious school. Her world is shaken up by a chance meeting in a laundromat, with of all people a circus performer, Petra. What follows is Camille re-evaluating her life and her loves, the backdrop for her journey is the eclectic, vibrant, theatrical circus. Giving the viewer giddily beautiful scenes, from juggling orbs of light, to romantic interludes, amongst rich theater drapes. This movie took my breath away, I saw it 5 times in that cinema, then followed it to another one, when the run finished. In essence this film made it easier to come to terms with my own sexuality, because of that it will always have a special place in my heart.


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