Dark Matter

Dark Matter

DVD - 2009
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Elite local patron Mary welcomes Chinese student Ye Liu to Valley State University, which he enters with dreams of fame and a Nobel Prize. But cultural differences and school politics threaten his ambitions and result in unimaginable violence.
Publisher: [UNITED STATES] : Screen Media Films, 2009
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD Dark
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Quinn, Aidan
Streep, Meryl

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sldphotonut
Jan 21, 2016

Had no idea where this movie was going until it got there. Impactual story. I liked it.

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guikang_jin
Mar 28, 2015

I love this movie, first of all, it is based on true story, and the victim (the fellow Chinese Ph.D student was my school mate, and we finished from the same high school the same year). I also love the music in the film as they reflect that unique period of time. I understand a movie is dramatized version of real event - it is not necessary 100% accurate. Meryl Streep is great actor and she performed well in this film.

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tenet
Jun 11, 2014

Rated 1/10.

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21221018293347
Aug 07, 2012

The acting of Meryl Streep and Aiden Quinn cannot save this tragic tale.

eil2en Mar 20, 2012

The music in this film sung in chinese is enchanting. I would like a CD of this music and would like to know where I can buy it.

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musicobsessie Mar 16, 2012

movie just blew my mind. just when i thought it was going one way it changed then it ended. all i have to say is WHY DID THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN? What was Meryl Streep going to say to him?????????????????????????????

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jimg2000
Sep 20, 2011

Uninspired and biased interpretation of a PhD candidate from China who felt oppressed and hopeless, and ultimately murdered his advisors and a fellow student in cold blood.
This is a more truthful interpretation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Iowa_shooting

This was the real event without interpretation:
http://www.uiowa.edu/~fyi/issues/issues2001_v39/10192001/november.html

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joseph
Apr 14, 2010

Fair - Dark Matter (2007) 88 min. This is a strange film that made the rounds in the film festival circuit before a very limited release in theatres starring none other than acting great Meryl Streep - in a supporting role [I’m at a loss why she accepted this role]. Though she does heightened quality to the low budget film, based on a true story, the film would’ve worked if the movie was shortened by 20 minutes and the film stuck to the plot. The film, about an A+ student from China and envied by his professor, becomes very clear of where it’s going only in the 3rd act. But by that time, you may not have had the stamina to have gotten that far. Not for all tastes.

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