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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
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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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Cuando cae la noche  »

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$1,194,152 (USA)
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Camille: Well, don't people like you just have friends, sometimes?
Petra: Yes, 'people like me' do.
Camille: And, why couldn't I be one?
Petra: I'm attracted to you, Camille.
Camille: It's ok, it's ok. We're not animals, we don't always have to act on our attractions.
Petra: What would we do, as friends?
Camille: Have fun.
Petra: Fun - sounds like a buddy movie.
Camille: Yes, exactly. Like Thelma and Louise. But... without the guns.
Petra: Oh, well, no guns, I don't know...
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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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HALLELUJAH
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed with the permission of Stranger Music Inc.
Arranged by Leslie Barber
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How anyone can give this film anything less than an EXCELLENT rating perplexes me.
25 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best lesbian films I've ever watched. What I love most about this film is how the love scenes are tastefully acted and filmed. In contrast, many - if not most - lesbian films leave little left to the imagination. Another stark comparison is the fact that there are no serial killers, psychotics, or otherwise deranged characters. As we all know, it's not only common but inevitably predictable that heterosexually created films depicting G & L characterizations will include at least one of the aforementioned. Another aspect I find tremendously appealing is that the women involved in the depicted lesbian relationship are anyone's woman - meaning, not mannish or ostentatious at all. The script, direction, and acting are immensely above average in the lesbian film genre! All of the actors portray their characters convincingly. The circumstances in which they come together are easily conceivable in a real life scenario. The way it's filmed is appealing and displays moments of arty elements. I am of the opinion that this is a definite must own DVD.


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