Directed by Brian de Palma, 'The Black Dahlia' is an adaptation of James Elroy's novel of the same name. Set in Hollywood in the 1940s, it tells the story of two cops investigating the brutal murder of a would-be starlet called Elizabeth Short. It is all based on a true story, a notorious unsolved murder from 1947, the victim known in the press as the Black Dahlia. The cast includes Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Swank in a very dark take on murder, exploitation, corruption, conspiracy and several kinds of obsession. 'The Black Dahlia' is open at cinemas nationwide.
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