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.
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Rated R for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and language.
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Black Dahlia, Murder, Death, Actress, 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
Black Dahlia, 1946
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The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. It is drawn from a novel of the same name by James Ellroy, the author of L.A. Confidential, 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's placement as the opening entry at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2006, was its world premiere. Wide release was on September 15, 2006. Despite its failure — both critically and financially — the film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 79th Academy Awards. Pan's Labyrinth took that prize instead. Mia Kirshner's performance as the tragic Elizabeth Short was widely praised.
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Rated R for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and language
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