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The Dark Matter of Love ()


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Documentary on the psychological aspects of growing up with and without parental love. It centers around the Diaz family, who chooses to adopt three orphans from Russia, and how their new... See more »

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caitlyn Maria Diaz ...
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Camilena Anna Diaz ...
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Cayden Marcel Diaz ...
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Cheryl Diaz ...
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Claudio Diaz ...
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Cole Vadim Diaz ...
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Maddie Fischer ...
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Robert Marvin ...
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Nicole Milliren ...
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Michael Rounds ...
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Directed by

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Sarah McCarthy

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Sarah McCarthy ... ()

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Remy Blumenfeld ... executive producer
Gordon Grender ... executive producer
Grace Hughes-Hallett ... producer (as Grace Hughes-Hallet)
Stewart Le Marechal ... executive producer: for Met Film
Sarah McCarthy ... producer
Simon Middleton ... associate producer
Al Morrow ... executive producer
Jonny Persey ... executive producer: for Met Film
Rob Tucker ... executive producer
Christopher Wingader ... executive producer

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Molly Nyman

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Liam Iandoli

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John Mister

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Michael Aaglund ... assistant editor
Dane Cross ... assistant editor
Saima Ferdows ... edit assistant
Tobias James Tomkins ... colourist (as Toby J. Tomkins)
Barbara Truyen ... commissioning editor: for VPRO

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Rob Tucker ... post-production supervisor

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Valery Ermakov ... sound
Eli Haligua ... sound editing
Joe McCartan ... sound mixer
Joe Rubel ... sound engineer
Dan Russell ... voice over artist
Johnnie Standing ... voice over artist
Danton Tanimura ... supervising sound editor
Burak Topalakci ... sound editing
Sacha Walker ... sound designer

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Stewart Stroup ... additional camera
Rob Tucker ... additional camera
Paul Zwicker ... additional camera

Music Department

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Molly Nyman ... original music
Joe Rubel ... music editor and sound engineer / music editor

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Mykola Bahl ... production team
Anna Chettle ... production team
Marina Erastova ... production coordinator: Russia
Gery Georgieva ... production team
Abigail Harding ... production team
Joe Hardy ... translator
Molly Hughes-Hallett ... production team
Caroline Iandoli ... production team
Jenny Kagno ... translator
Aileen McAllister ... archive consultant
Patrick McCarthy ... production team
Jonas McQuiggan ... production team
Illya Mishchiy ... translator
Zoe Plant ... translator
Michael Rutter ... scientific consultant
Maire Ryan ... production team
Victor Surge ... archive (as Eric Knudsen)
Mila Taubkina ... production coordinator: Russia
Freya Walker Smith ... production team
Yolanda Zou ... production team

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Suzanne Brunink ... with special thanks to: HBO Archives
Claudio Diaz ... with special thanks to: and family
Zound Istanbul ... with special thanks to
Robert Marvin ... with special thanks to (as Bob Marvin PhD)
Nicole Milliren ... with special thanks to
Tom O'Conner ... with special thanks to
Alan Sroufe ... with special thanks to
Victor Surge ... with special thanks to (as Eric Knudsen)
Lindy Taylor ... with special thanks to
Charles Zeanah ... with special thanks to

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Plot Summary

ABOUT THE FILM Eleven year old Masha Kulabokhova is about to be adopted into fourteen year old Cami Diaz's family. Masha grew up in a Russian orphanage; Cami was born and raised in Wisconsin and has been the exclusive focus of her parents' love her whole life. The process of Masha becoming part of the Diaz family is going to change both girls forever. THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE follows Masha as she leaves Russia to spend her first year as part of the Diaz family, who have also adopted five year old twin boys Marcel and Vadim. When the reality of bonding with children who have grown up in institutions turns out to be more difficult than they ever imagined, the Diaz's hire two of the world's best developmental psychologists to help them build their new family - through science. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr Robert Marvin, has spent a lifetime developing a world-renowned therapy program that draws upon the past 100 years of scientific discoveries in the field of parent child love. By connecting the Diaz's with his research, Dr Marvin believes that he can help them create an environment in which Masha, Marcel and Vadim can form supportive, loving relationships. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE melds the story of the Diaz family learning to love, with rare archive footage of science experiments exploring parent child love. The science of love has an intriguing and dark past. Experiments on monkeys, birds and even human children have contributed to science's knowledge of love's inner workings. Director Sarah McCarthy fuses revealing footage of these experiments to the narrative, drawing audiences deeper into the dark matter of love and encouraging them to contemplate their own relationships through an unflinching, scientific lens. Written by Sarah McCarthy

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  • Темная материя любви (Russia)
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  • 93 min
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Budget GBP150,000 (estimated)

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Quotes Cayden: Actually, I would like it if I was called Chocolate and he was called Coconut and she was Banana.
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