The Black Dahlia

  • 2006,
  • Universal,
  • Dir. Brian De Palma

  • Starring:
  • Josh Hartnett,
  • Scarlet Johansson,
  • Aaron Eckhart,
  • Hillary Swank,
  • Mia Kirshner


In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths.


The New York Times

THE union of Brian De Palma and the murdered woman known as the Black Dahlia should have been a marriage made in movie heaven or, preferably, hell. Read More >>>


"Hollywood will fuck you when no-one else will."

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