Fade to Black (2006 film)

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Fade to Black
Directed by Oliver Parker
Produced by James Spring
Jonathan Olsberg
Barbary Thompson
Written by Oliver Parker
Davide Ferrario (book)
Starring Danny Huston
Diego Luna
Paz Vega
Christopher Walken
Music by Charlie Mole
Cinematography John de Borman
Edited by Guy Bensley
Distributed by Mirimax Records
Pandora Cinema
Release date
  • 9 October 2006 (2006-10-09) (Hamburg Film Festival)
  • 30 March 2007 (2007-03-30) (Spain)
  • 25 May 2007 (2007-05-25) (Serbia)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Fade to Black is a 2006 British political thriller film directed by Oliver Parker and starring Danny Huston as Orson Welles.


The year is 1948. His Hollywood career deadlocked, Orson Welles (Danny Huston) is in need to get over his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth. When he travels to Rome for the lead role in Black Magic, an actor is murdered on set and Welles finds himself allured by the deceased's beautiful stepdaughter (Paz Vega). Soon Welles becomes embroiled in dangerous political games as the run-up to post-war elections surfaces.



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