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Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R  |   |  Drama  |  24 April 2008 (Singapore)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Release Date:

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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The release date was delayed by film bosses because its plot eerily resembled the events of the Virginia Tech massacre, despite being filmed a year before. 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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Dark Matter, getting darker and darker.
11 May 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

After a few minutes of watching this movie you realize its tempo is not the tempo of an American film, and despite the fact that it is an American product, the mind behind it is oriental. Completely. In reality one is watching an oriental film shot in the States, with a mixed cast of American and Chinese (japanese also?) actors.

Everybody is excellent in his or her role and the direction is flawless. I think I'm not the only one to have noticed immediately when envy started raising its ugly head, and from then on the outcome is quite predictable.

Even so, it's a beautiful film from beginning to end, with a particular calmness in all the scenes. The episode with the cosmetic line is quite pathetic and both actors are just sublime in it.

They say that we make all those plans for our future and destiny (or whatever you call it) comes and throws everything to the wind. The oriental way to show us that, as subtle as it is in this film, is a thousand times more effective and overwhelming than displaying the usual Hollywood fireworks.


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