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
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
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
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US Box Office
Country Of Origin
The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir crime film directed by Brian De Palma. It is drawn from a novel of the same name by James Ellroy, writer of L.A. Confidential and starred Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank. The film is based on the murder of Elizabeth Short and had its world premiere as opener at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2006. Wide release was on September 15, 2006. Despite being both a critical and financial failure, the film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 79th Academy Awards but lost to Pan's Labyrinth.