Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
2.35 : 1
Rated R for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and language.
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
1940s, Cut In Half, 1940s, Boxer, 1940s
Dolby Digital, DTS
Period Film, Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Police Drama
Murder Investigations, Scandals and Cover-ups, Actor's Life, Obsessive Quests, Crumbling Marriages, Femmes Fatales, Love Triangles
Ominous, Moody, Atmospheric
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
The Black Dahlia is a 2006 French-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Josh Friedman. It is drawn from the novel of the same name by James Ellroy and stars Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank. The widely sensationalized murder of Elizabeth Short inspired both the novel and the film. The film was screened at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2006, and was released in the United States on September 15, 2006. Despite its failure both critically and financially, it was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 79th Academy Awards, losing to Pan's Labyrinth. Mia Kirshner's performance as Short was also widely praised.
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Rated R for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and language
Liar, Gym, Cut In Half
Country Of Origin
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