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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

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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

Petra: Are you ashamed of me? Am I your dirty little secret?
Camille: Petra, I just don't like being laughed at.
Petra: Oh, really? Well, aren't you cute? Hey, good luck sweetheart, because here are some of the kindest people in the world, Camille. If you can't handle a little fun here, what are you going to do when the real mean fuckers of the world start laughing at you? 'Cause they will, you know. They'll be using it against you and they'll be laughing up a storm, Camille.
Camille: Not if you show it with a little dignity.
Petra: ...
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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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wonderful and beautifully shot film
29 January 2003 | by michellelocke007See all my reviews

Bought this film several years back. It had played at several theatres during its first release but I never did get down to actually viewing this film. When I finally bought the film and watched it, it definately went beyond my expectations. Everything about the film was near perfect. One could feel the emotions that each character was conveying on screen. The film was beautifully shot. The love scenes were incredibly erotic. A near perfect film.


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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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