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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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The adventures of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander.

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Swedish title "Män Som Hatar Kvinnor" actually translates as "Men Who Hate Women". See more »


In the still photos from the movies, Lisbeth Salander's camera is shown to be a Canon EOS series. In the movie, the download software on her PowerBook reveals it as a Nikon. See more »


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 Max Pinlig 2 - sidste skrig (2011) See more »


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Music by Kenneth Bager / M. Pfundheller / Jonas Krag
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Great Swedish thriller
4 March 2009 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This film was very well-made with superb cinematography. The actors all portray their respective characters perfectly, although Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, Michael Nyqvist as Michael Blomkvist and Sven-Bertil Taube as Hanrik Vanger deserve a special mentioning. They are all very likable and believable.

The films story is very exciting and puzzling (for those that haven't read the book) and the pace is steady with some really tense situations. The investigation part of the story is excellent. Although it is 2.5 hours long it is never boring.

The soundtrack was also very fitting and helped to set the mood of the film. This is far above any other Scandinavian thriller production, and I look forward to the rest of the films/series.

I recommend it to anyone!

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