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R| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Liu Xing (Liu Ye), a promising Chinese doctoral candidate accepted into an elite astronomy program in the United States, struggles to adjust to life in his new home. Xing finds an unlikely friend in university donor Johanna Silver (Meryl Streep) and a willing mentor in acclaimed professor Jacob Reiser (Aidan Quinn). But, when Xing's groundbreaking research begins to contradict Reiser's famed theories, Xing finds his dissertation derailed and his career in science speedily spiraling downward.

Cast: Liu Ye , Aidan Quinn , Meryl Streep , Blair Brown , Bill Irwin , Joe Grifasi , Lloyd Suh , Rob Campbell

Director: Chen Shi-Zeng

Genres: Drama

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

Dark Matter (2007)

Release Date: April 11th, 2008|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    If only it weren't based on a true story. It might have been a good movie. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Director Chen Shi-Zheng's film has a graceful energy, and three strong performances help make this serene drama - and its shocking conclusion - quietly moving. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    The film does a fine job of displaying the contrasts between these tense, formalized Chinese students and the faux populist American academics. show more

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