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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
"Män som hatar kvinnor" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  30 April 2010 (USA)
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A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marika Lagercrantz ...
Ingvar Hirdwall ...
Ewa Fröling ...
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ...
Sofia Ledarp ...
Tomas Köhler ...
'Plague' (as Thomas Köhler)


Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. Written by Music Box Films

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Rated R for disturbing violent content including rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£378,434 (UK) (12 March 2010)


$10,095,170 (USA) (18 February 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an interview on the BBC Breakfast programme, Noomi Rapace stated she prepared for seven months for her role. She was on a strict diet, took kick boxing lessons and had her eyebrow and nose pierced. See more »


When Lisbeth and Mikael have breakfast in the cabin, Lisbeth is putting ketchup on her breakfast. In the view of her from the front, the ketchup reaches all the way to the bottom of the plastic bottle. In the next shot, facing Mikael, the bottom of the bottle has almost no ketchup at all. See more »


Lisbeth Salander: [tattooing Bjurman] I've never done this before. Hold still, or it'll get messy.
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Referenced in Person of Interest: The Perfect Mark (2013) See more »


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Music by Sara Indrio Jensen (as Sara Indrio) & The Filin Project
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Nice piece of work
2 March 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

My low regards for Swedish film industry aside, this is a really well crafted movie. Director Oplev apparently knows the ropes enough to make the Swedish crew seem plausible. The old school with SB Taube and Hirdwall usually deliver good characters, and Nyqvist as well. The younger talent strikes me as a bit more stiff usually and deliver dialogs as they read directly from the script. Not here. The only one that I find off, is actually Lena Endre. Not that she is bad, but she is just as we always see her. Music-wise, a big step in the right direction. I think of Howard Shore scores from Seven and Silence of the lambs. Too bad that the movie sound, the dialog in particular, doesn't hold the same standard. Also, not to give anything away, in the final scenes- bear in mind Bourne Ultimatum last scenes, and Silence of the lambs final. In short, hats of to this magnificent film. This is the proof that you don't necessarily make a good flick just on million dollar budgets as in Arn(lame), but with the right talent. In this case I salute director Oplev.

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