Fade to Black (2006)


Fade to Black (2006)

Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.
IMDb   5.4 /10
TheMovieDb    4.7 /10
FilmAffinity   4.6 /10
Director Oliver Parker
Writer Davide Ferrario
Writer Oliver Parker
Release Date2007-05-24
Runtime1h 39min
GenreMystery, Thriller
Content RatingR (R)
CompanyDakota Films, Ealing Studios, Endgame Entertainment
CountryUK, Italy, Serbia
LanguageEnglish, Italian
Orson Wellesas Orson Welles
Tommaso Morenoas Tommaso Moreno
Lea Padovanias Lea Padovani
Brewsteras Brewster
Aida Padovanias Aida Padovani
Stellaas Stella
Zoran Miljkovic
Zoran Miljkovic
Customs Agentas Customs Agent
Milan Jelic
Milan Jelic
Pale Journalistas Pale Journalist
Dubravko Jovanovic
Dubravko Jovanovic
Journalist 1as Journalist 1
Vladimir Aleksic
Vladimir Aleksic
Journalist 2as Journalist 2
Pino Ammendola
Pino Ammendola
Grishaas Grisha
Assistant Directoras Assistant Director
Frano Lasic
Frano Lasic
Dellereas Dellere
Tufanoas Tufano
De Bernardias De Bernardi
Make-up Girlas Make-up Girl
Miroljub Leso
Miroljub Leso
Bogheraas Boghera

Fade to Black (2006 film)

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


In 1947 Hollywood, Orson Welles had a divorce from 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 he becomes embroiled in dangerous political games as the run-up to post-war elections surfaces.


  • Danny Huston as Orson Welles
  • Diego Luna as Tommaso Moreno
  • Paz Vega as Lea Padovani
  • Christopher Walken as Brewster
  • Nathaniel Parker as Viola
  • Anna Galiena as Aida Padovani
  • Violante Placido as Stella
  • Pino Ammendola as Grisha