When Night Is Falling (1995)




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This Canadian drama tells the tale of Camille, who works at an uptight Protestant college as a professor of mythology. She has been going out with career theologian Martin for three years, but it appears her real true love is her dog, Bob. Bob dies in a tragic car accident and poor Camille is devastated. She is so upset that she grabs the wrong clothes from the laundromat. The clothes belong to the beautifully predatory Petra. Camille discovers the error and returns them to Petra's workplace, an … More

Rating: NC-17 (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Gay & Lesbian
Directed By:
Written By: Patricia Rozema
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2008

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as Camille Bak

as Petra Soft

as Martin

as Rev. DeBoer

as Timothy

as Tillie

as Trapeze Artist

as Trapeze artist

as Hang Glider

as Hang Glider

as Hang Glider

as Board President

as Roaring Woman

as Man with Goatee

as Iron Swinger

as Iron Swinger
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Critic Reviews for When Night Is Falling

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

It is so focused on its own boldness, its dare-to-shock sensuality (the film got an NC-17 from the MPAA, but is being released unrated), that nothing else comes through.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

When Night is Falling has too many unintended laughs for its passion to be convincing.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Symbols are supposed to be subtle, but Rozema is intent upon bludgeoning the audience with them.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Rozema is a fabulist with a strong visual sense, and she creates a distinctive, enclosed world to illustrate Camille's odyssey.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for When Night Is Falling

A beautiful and touching film from Patricia Rozema and one of my favourite Canadian films.

What makes it a classic however is the epic performance of Tom Melissis as Hang Glider #2.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

It is good, entertaining and even sexy. But there isn't much content beyond the unequal romance. However, it's always refreshing to see a likeable, non-psychotic lesbian couple on film. And the actresses have excellent chemistry.

Ina S

Super Reviewer

I stumbled across this movie by accident. I watched it and fell in love with it and not because of the lesbian thing, the story was rich and it touched me. Awesome movie, I'll add it to my collection if I can find it."

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