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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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Martin
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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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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A visual treat on lust.

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

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17 November 1995 (USA)  »

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When Night Is Falling  »

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$1,194,152 (USA)
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Quotes

Petra: Animals love you in a way people can't. It's so uncomplicated really, you know. Whether you're successful or not, or ugly, or... beautiful. They don't care.
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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 »

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Referenced in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) 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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a gorgeous, sensual delight
4 September 2004 | by (california) – See all my reviews

A gorgeous, sensual delight. This is one of the most beautiful movies i have

ever seen. It is hard to come by honest romantic lesbian movies and catching

this one on TV was certainly one of the highlights in the past years.

The movie managed to provoke many emotions in me, from joy, to anger, to

deep sorrow and everything in between. It got me started to look into the

Canadian movie scene more, especially on this type of topic, as there are

excellent examples out there, this being a prime one.

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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