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Nikolaj Arcel (screenplay)
Rasmus Heisterberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 February 2009 (Denmark) See more »
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 18 wins & 28 nominations See more »
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Michael Nyqvist ... Mikael Blomkvist

Noomi Rapace ... Lisbeth Salander

Lena Endre ... Erika Berger

Sven-Bertil Taube ... Henrik Vanger

Peter Haber ... Martin Vanger

Peter Andersson ... Nils Bjurman
Marika Lagercrantz ... Cecilia Vanger
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Dirch Frode
Björn Granath ... Gustav Morell
Ewa Fröling ... Harriet Vanger
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Dragan Armanskij

Annika Hallin ... Annika Giannini
Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Eriksson
Tomas Köhler ... 'Plague'

David Dencik ... Janne Dahlman

Stefan Sauk ... Hans-Erik Wennerström
Gösta Bredefeldt ... Harald Vanger
Fredrik Ohlsson ... Gunnar Brännlund
Jacob Ericksson ... Christer Malm
Gunnel Lindblom ... Isabella Vanger
Barbro Enberg ... Older lady
Reuben Sallmander ... Enrico Giannini
Yasmine Garbi ... Miriam Wu

Georgi Staykov ... Alexander Zalachenko
Nina Norén ... Agneta Salander
Emil Almén ... Police officer
Louise Ryme ... Receptionist
Pale Olofsson ... Judge
Mikael Rahm ... Editor
Willie Andréason ... Birger Vanger
Lennart R. Svensson ... Police officer in woods
Karl Oscar Törnros ... Huligan #1 (as Carl Oscar Törnros)

Kalled Mustonen ... Huligan #2 (as Kalled Mustonnen)
Henrik Knutsson ... Huligan #3
Alexandra Pascalidou ... TV-reporter

Tehilla Blad ... Young Lisbeth Salander (as Theilla Bladh)
Julia Sporre ... Young Harriet Vanger
Laura Lind ... Jennie Giannini
Isabella Isacson ... Monica Giannini
Magnus Stenius ... Prison Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Abreu ... Extra (uncredited)
Linn Björlund ... Young Anita Vanger (uncredited)
Sofia Brattwall ... Marie (uncredited)
Christian Fiedler ... Otto Falk (uncredited)

Alexandra Hummingson ... Murder victim (uncredited)
Jan Mybrand ... Economic director (uncredited)
Margareta Stone ... Birgit Falk (uncredited)
Lisbeth Åkerman ... TV-reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Niels Arden Oplev 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nikolaj Arcel  screenplay
Rasmus Heisterberg  screenplay
Stieg Larsson  novel

Produced by
Susann Billberg-Rydholm .... line producer
Anni Faurbye Fernandez .... executive producer
Jenny Gilbertsson .... associate producer
Lone Korslund .... executive producer
Jon Mankell .... coordinating producer
Peter Nadermann .... executive producer
Søren Stærmose .... producer
Ole Søndberg .... executive producer
Mikael Wallen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jacob Groth 
Cinematography by
Eric Kress (photographer)
Film Editing by
Anne Østerud 
Casting by
Tusse Lande 
Production Design by
Niels Sejer 
Costume Design by
Cilla Rörby 
Makeup Department
Jenny Fred .... key makeup artist
Love Larson .... special makeup effects artist
AnnaCarin Lock .... assistant makeup artist (as Anna-Carin Lock)
Production Management
Tobias Åström .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Alfredsson .... second unit director
Maria Billberg .... second assistant director
Daniel Chilla .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gilles Balabaud .... stand-by props
Simon Bang .... storyboard artist
Kennet From .... property master
Paul Gustavsson .... property master
Fredrik Heinze .... props
Janne Hverven .... carpenter
Maria Håård .... assistant art director
Håkan Sanchis .... carpenter
Johan Sjölin .... construction coordinator
Peder Svensk .... stand-by props
Frida Welander .... props
Sound Department
Peter Albrechtsen .... sound effects editor
Niels Arild .... foley recording mixer
Niels Arild .... sound re-recording mixer
Günther Friedhoff .... dialogue recordist
Morten Holm .... supervising dialogue editor
Anders Hörling .... sound recordist
Stefan Ljungberg .... boom operator
Peter Schultz .... re-recording mixer
Peter Schultz .... sound designer
Dan Widegren .... boom operator
Andrea King .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Henrik Andersson .... special effects technician
Torbjörn Berg .... special effects technician
Gusten Blick .... special effects technician
Robin Blick .... special effects technician
Johan Harnesk .... special effects supervisor
Björn Kronsell .... special effects technician
Anders Lexne .... armourer
Christian Niklasson .... special effects technician
Victor Nilsson .... special effects technician
Mats Sonnesjö .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tobias Bach Hansen .... visual effects
Håkan Blomdahl .... visual effects: Filmgate
Sarah K. Hellström .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Holm .... visual effects
Andreas Hylander .... visual effects artist
Mathias Larserud .... visual effects
Linus Lindbalk .... visual effects
Martin Madsen .... digital compositor
Alexander Marthin .... visual effects
Joseph McLamb .... matte painter
Norman Nisbet .... digital colourist
Tor-Bjorn Olsson .... visual effects supervisor
Christian Schwanenflügel .... visual effects
Sean Wheelan .... visual effects producer: Filmgate
Lars Hjelm .... stunts
Lars Höglund .... stunt rigger
Dick Larsson .... stunt rigger
Cecilia Lidén .... stunt double: Noomi Rapace
Björn Persson .... stunts
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
Lars Hjelm .... stunt double: Peter Haber (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonas Björne .... second assistant camera
Victor Davidson .... camera operator
Jens Fischer .... additional photographer
Emil Hall .... key grip
Oscar Hansson .... grip
Olof Johnson .... camera operator: second unit
Stefan Jonsson .... electrician
Magnus Karlsson .... electrician
Knut Koivisto .... still photographer
Adrian Levander .... electrician
Niklas Nyberg .... aerial rigger
Knut K. Pedersen .... Steadicam operator
Ville Penttilä .... gaffer
Johan Phillips .... Steadicam operator
John Sturt .... electrician
Daniel Wannberg .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna-Maria Åkerlund .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Signe Baasch .... post-production coordinator
Gregers Dohn .... trailer editor
Travis Dutch .... tape-to-film transfer
Tanya Fallenius .... segment editor
Michael Jørgensen .... technical supervisor
Leif Axel Kjeldsen .... additional film editor
Niels Ladefoged .... assistant editor
Liv Lynge .... supervising editor
Michael Frank Nielsen .... film color timer
Rikke Selin .... teaser editor
Lone Goldie Møller .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Rasmus Hansen .... orchestrator
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring mixer
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Marian Turner .... orchestra manager
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Other crew
Camilla Ahlgren .... script editor
Annica Bellander .... marketing manager
Jesus Florido Benitez .... sheep wrangler
Henning Cronheim .... craft
Henning Cronheim .... production assistant
Darren J. Davenport .... sheep wrangler
Pia Ekedahl .... location manager
Tom Granberg Filipp .... production staff
Jenny Gilbertsson .... script editor
Therese Grenter .... production assistant
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant: Svenska Filminstutet
Lena Hansson .... film consultant: Det Danske Filminstitut (as Lena Hansson-Varhegyi)
Alexandra Hummingson .... voice-over artist
Elinor Isenberg .... location scout
Garreth Howard Jones .... sheep wrangler
Malin Lenngren .... production assistant
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion guarantor
Per Neumann .... completion bond
Anneli Oscarsson .... assistant location manager
Strohmann .... script editor (as Sigrid Strohmann)
Martin Strömberg .... publicist
Anders Svensson .... helicopter pilot
Eva Svenstedt Ward .... script editor (as Eva Svenstedt)
Pablo Torres Boza .... sheep wrangler
David Wallwork .... production assistant (as David J. Gomez Wallwork)
Linnea Ward .... production assistant
Lotta Westberg .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"Män som hatar kvinnor" - Sweden (original title)
"Girl with a Dragon Tattoo" - Israel (English title)
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Rated R for disturbing violent content including rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language
152 min | Sweden:180 min (extended version) | Canada:186 min (Extended Version) (Part 1 & 2)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Italy:T (DVD rating) | Japan:R15+ | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Bern) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #46157)

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 »
Factual errors: The postage stamp at the beginning of the movie shows it is from Hong Kong. The Chinese characters on it are written in simplified Chinese script, rather than the traditional Chinese script used in Hong Kong (and Taiwan).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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279 out of 354 people found the following review useful.
Great Swedish thriller, 4 March 2009
Author: kovvan from usa

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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