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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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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marika Lagercrantz ...
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Technical Specs


| (extended) | (Extended Version) (Part 1 & 2)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Mikael is scanning the Bible, a shot of the scanner shows the scanning head to be moving across the page, yet the scans are revealed vertically, as if scanned down the page. See more »


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 nickname 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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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »


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Kenneth Bager
Music by Kenneth Bager / M. Pfundheller / Jonas Krag
EMI Music Publishing
Licensed from Music For Dreams
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Well worth seeing...
14 June 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film having heard nothing about it at all and another film I wanted to see wasn't on the Sunday matinée bill...so, this looked interesting...best 5 Euros I've spent in a long time. Very, very good thriller but NOT FOR CHILDREN and I was genuinely surprised how much I enjoyed it - well filmed and well acted by the main protagonists; I know nothing of Swedish actors but apparently Michael Nyqvist is well known and I thought Noomi Rapace was brilliant (a young, headstrong, tattooed and "talented" computer hacker Lisbeth Salander with a traumatized past) I thought the film was superbly directed (Niels Arden Oplev); I am already looking forward to the second film later this year AND I will go and buy the books...

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