Dark Water (film) Dahlia Williams is starting a new life: newly separated, with a new job and a new apartment on Roosevelt Island in New York, she is determined to put her relationship with her estranged husband behind her and devote herself to raising her daughter, Ceci. As the strained separation disintegrates into a bitter custody battle, her situation takes a turn for the worse. Her new Apartment 9F—dilapidated, cramped, and worn—seems to take on a life of its own. Mysterious noises, persistent leaks of dark water, and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild, sending her on a puzzling and mystifying pursuit to find out who is behind the endless mind games. As Dahlia frantically searches for the links between the riddles, the dark water seems to close around her. Directed by Walter Salles. A Touchstone Picture. Released on July 8, 2005. Stars Jennifer Connelly (Dahlia Williams), John C. Reilly (Mr. Murray), Pete Postlethwaite (Veeck), Dougray Scott (Kyle), Tim Roth (Jeff Platzer), Ariel Gade (Ceci), Camryn Manheim (Teacher), Perla Haney-Jardine (Young Dahlia). Shelley Duvall makes an uncredited appearance. 105 min. Filmed in CinemaScope. Based on the novel Honogurai Mizuno Soko Kara, by Koji Suzuki, and the Hideo Nakata film, Dark Water.