The Black Dahlia

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the „Black Dahlia“ Elizabeth Short murder investigation. Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.

The Black Dahlia
United States, Germany, France 2006
  • Czech
121 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Black Dahlia, a story of obsession, love, corruption and moral depravity. Young and beautiful Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) „Black Dahlia“ came to Hollywood to become a famous actress. However, it was not her acting talent that brought her fame, but her brutal murder. Detectives Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), become obsessed with finding the killer. Starring Scarlett Johansson and two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank in additional roles. The story is based on the most notorious, never-solved murder in California history. Hollywood actress Elizabeth Short was murdered so brutally that crime scene photos were not allowed to appear in the press.

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Director: Brian De Palma
Based on: James Ellroy
Screenplay: Josh Friedman
Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond
Music: Mark Isham
Sound: Paula Fairfield, Todd Beckett, Keith Elliott, Mark Zsifkovits
Editing: Bill Pankow
Production Design: Dante Ferretti
Producer: Avi Lerner, Art Linson, Moshe Diamant, Rudy Cohen
Costumes: Jenny Beavan
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Fiona Shaw, Patrick Fischler, James Otis, John Kavanagh
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.