Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940’s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the “Black Dahlia” murder investigation.
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. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress ‘Elizabeth Short (I)’ is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky’s investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Tagline:||Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.|
|Cast:||Aaron Eckhart, Angus MacInnes, Anthony Russell, Fiona Shaw, Gregg Henry, Hilary Swank, James Otis, Jemima Rooper, John Kavanagh, Josh Hartnett, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Noel Arthur, Patrick Fischler, Pepe Serna, Rachel Miner, Rose McGowan, Scarlett Johansson, Troy Evans|
|Director:||Brian De Palma, Sue Field|
|Country:||France, Germany, USA|