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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.

Director:

Patricia Rozema

Writer:

Patricia Rozema
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascale Bussières ... Camille Baker
Rachael Crawford ... Petra Soft
Henry Czerny ... Martin
David Fox ... Reverend DeBoer
Don McKellar ... Timothy
Tracy Wright ... Tory
Clare Coulter ... Tillie
Karyne Steben Karyne Steben ... Trapeze Artist #1
Sarah Steben Sarah Steben ... Trapeze Artist #2
Jonathan Potts ... Hang Glider #1
Tom Melissis Tom Melissis ... Hang Glider #2
Stuart Clow ... Hang Glider #3
Richard W. Farrell Richard W. Farrell ... Board President (as Richard Farrell)
Fides Krucker Fides Krucker ... Roaring Woman
Thomas Sokolowski Thomas Sokolowski ... Man with Goatee
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A visual treat on lust.

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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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Quotes

Board President: So, we've covered abortion, church and state, predestination, drug abuse, prostitution - ah, yes, homosexuality. How do you approach the homosexuality problem, Camille?
Camille: Well, um, I'm not really sure I'd consider it a problem.
Martin: I like what you said over at Tom's, Camille said that it's important to love the sinner but hate the sin, so that you're allowed to feel the desire but not act on that desire.
Camille: Well, in hetero - in retro-spect, sorry - I've come to think that there's a lot of room for ...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The original Canadian print included longer and more graphic sex scenes. These scenes earned an "NC-17" rating from the MPAA when it was released in the USA, so they were trimmed to earn an "R" rating for the U.S. video release. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Symphony No.4 in D Minor Op. 13
Composed by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by West Bohemian National Orchestra
Conducted by Stanislav Bogunia
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one of the most beautiful films i've ever seen - and i have seen a lot.
18 January 2000 | by tweedy-4See all my reviews

Since accidentally buying this film a week ago, I've been watching it almost everyday. It is a very moving piece, incredibly romantic and beautifully shot. I have no expertise on movie direction but all credit goes to Patricia for her creativity. Apart from being incredibly gorgeous, the leading ladies gave a very moving performance, which intern moved me.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Night Is Falling See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$919,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$919,671
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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