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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

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
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A visual treat on lust.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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:

$919,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$919,671
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Camille: She answered a kind of wordless question in me.
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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 »


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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I'll watch it often....
23 July 2000 | by Hollycat3See all my reviews

I finally saw the film and was very moved. The direction by Patricia Rozema celebrates the love between two women in a romantically subtle way intertwined with the most achingly haunting music I have heard in a long time. With kudos to the actresses (Pascale Bussieres and Rachael Crawford) for portraying the want and need, surrender,confusion, and finally acceptance of their love. I'm sure I'll watch it often and recommend it to others.


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