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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Män som hatar kvinnor (original title)
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A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

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Henrik Vanger
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Cecilia Vanger
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Gustav Morell
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Harriet Vanger
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ...
Dragan Armanskij
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Annika Giannini
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Malin Eriksson
Tomas Köhler ...
'Plague' (as Thomas Köhler)
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Janne Dahlman
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Storyline

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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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DKK 12,905,858 (Denmark) (1 March 2009)

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$10,095,170 (USA) (24 February 2011)
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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 »

Goofs

There's a sentence at the bottom of the e-mail sent by Lisbeth: "Read it and weep, Kalle Blomqvist..." The scene changes, Mikael takes a better look and reads the sentence which is now, "Read it and weep, Kalle Blomkvist..." See more »

Quotes

Mikael Blomkvist: Why?
Martin Vanger: Why what?
Mikael Blomkvist: All of this?
Martin Vanger: Why not? I do what every man dreams of. I take what I want.
Mikael Blomkvist: How many women after the first?
Martin Vanger: I don't know. I've lost count. I had a girl in that cage when we were dining upstairs. Those kind of women disappear all the time. No one misses them.
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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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Dark Thriller
25 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

While I haven't read the books/novels, I enjoyed the movie very much. Even if it's only part 1 of the trilogy, it still feels like a movie that has a beginning and an ending. I can't say how that works in the books, but the translation to the screen seems really good (voting here underlines that).

While thrillers are mostly considered TV material and this one might borderline on that fine edge, it still deserves to be seen on the big screen. The actors (mostly unrecognizable to the worldwide audience) are really good. The editing and pacing is great and it's really a great suspense movie. A little thriller that dares to go to dark places.


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