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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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Patricia Rozema

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Patricia Rozema
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Cast

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 - Special Appearance
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
Thom Sokoloski Thom Sokoloski ... 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>

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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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Details

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:

$1,194,152
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Petra: Without music, life would be a mistake.
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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

References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

HALLELUJAH
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed with the permission of Stranger Music Inc.
Arranged by Lesley Barber
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...and Falling in love
22 April 2000 | by beatles551See all my reviews

I have fallen in love with this movie. Since I patiently waited til the price went down and bought the movie I have watched it almost everyday. This movie runs consistent on all levels from beginning to end. The screen images embrace me and pulls me in. The acting (need I say I love Pascale/ Camille)...the lilt in her voice, her facial expressions, subtle yet so enticing. Petra! what a wonderful counterpart. Perfect music that moves the film along.

Camille's open-mindedness, and strong self-esteem exudes in this film. When her new sexuality is awakened - she doesn't suppress and feel guilty (which easily could have been due to her strong Christian background). She meets it with some trepidation and yet she is an individual with her own mind and heart...and pushes thru the fear.

I just happen to find this movie in Blockbuster...this movie should be seen round the world.


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