When Night Is Falling
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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 avant-garde circus in an empty warehouse where Petra confesses that she switched them on… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
"Symbols are supposed to be subtle, but Rozema is intent upon bludgeoning the audience with them."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Those looking for an earnest depiction (and one that doesn't wallow in the seemingly inherent 'leering' of similar films), it's probably worthy of a look."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Camille's motivation is a complete mystery to us."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"When Night is Falling has too many unintended laughs for its passion to be convincing."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film is intelligent, sensitive and in its own uniquely quiet way quite a delicious treat."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Powerful film that beautifully choreographs the potencies of sexual desire in a woman who has put too much emphasis upon her mind."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"All the performances are excellent."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"Rozema is a fabulist with a strong visual sense, and she creates a distinctive, enclosed world to illustrate Camille's odyssey."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"A well-done portrait of a person who has to come to grips with the fact that love, while a many-splendoured thing, is also extremely unpredictable."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"When compared to such incisive lesbian dramas as Lianna and Desert Hearts, Rozema's effort seems flat and banal."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"A seductive, sensuous experience."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
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