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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 in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

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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 is convinced it was 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:

27 February 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$335,502 (USA) (19 March 2010)

Gross:

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

The motorcycle used by Lisbeth is a Husaberg, which is a Swedish brand. See more »

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In a flashback scene with young Mikael in the 60s, the camera pans down showing the little boy's very modern footwear. See more »

Quotes

Dirch Frode: What can you tell me about Blomkvist?
Lisbeth Salander: Everything is in the report.
Dirch Frode: The short version.
Lisbeth Salander: Blomkvist got the name Kalle Blomkvist when he solved a bank robbery in the 80s. He's a very public person with no major secrets. Read the newspaper articles.
Dirch Frode: But does he have any secrets?
Lisbeth Salander: Everyone has secrets.
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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) See more »

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Ljus I Varje Hjärta
Text and Music by Misen Larsen (as Misen Groth)
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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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