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Dark Matter (2007)

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Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

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Liu Xing
Peng Chi ...
Mama
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Jacob Reiser
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Hildy
Yonggui Wang ...
Baba
Lei Tsao ...
Zhang Ming
Jing Shan ...
Wang Ying
He Yu ...
Old Wu
Bo Li ...
Little Square
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Reverend Hollings
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Hal Silver
Hui Zhang ...
Monkey King
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Professor Colby
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Storyline

Liu Xing is a scholarship boy from China, newly arrived in Salt Lake City, a graduate student in cosmology, in Utah to study in Professor Reiser's prestigious program. Back in China, Liu Xing's parents are proud of him, and he dedicates himself to fulfilling their hopes. All the graduate students in the program work on projects that extend and further Reiser's model of the origins of the universe. Liu Xing does well until his own theories move him away from Reiser's. Will Reiser and the department recognize Liu Xing's brilliance? Can the young man's benefactor, Joanna Silver, intercede? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for a scene of violence, brief sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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24 April 2008 (Singapore)  »

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Fúria pela Honra  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,701 (USA) (11 April 2008)

Gross:

$30,041 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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Inspired by a true story, the film follows the life of Liu Xing, a Chinese academic studying in America who gets caught up in campus politics. See more »

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Still Photographer Matthew Margolin and Additional Still Photographer Tyler Meiners are listed twice during the end credit roll. See more »

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performed by the 'Beijing Angelic Choir'
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This is a great film
25 January 2009 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I started watching this film with the IMDb reviews in mind. Nothing could prepare me to what I have seen. Definitely a great director. The story is told with subtlety, depression is painted with soft strokes, one almost doesn't even know what caused it. A story of minimal events that makes a life. Strangely, and I feel sorry to say that, it is the first Chinese film I have seen that embraces foreign culture, and in such a way. The only thing that is bad in this film are the title credits and the end which is maybe too dramatic, but beautiful. Watch it. Yes, I am watching the end right now, too dramatic, and the end credits look like the start one. Great film.


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