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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) More at IMDbPro »Män som hatar kvinnor (original title)

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- 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.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- A journalist (Nyqvist) and a computer hacker (Rapace) are hired to investigate disappearance of young Harriet Vanger (Fröling). Their search connects to a series of decades-old murders, though it also begins to reveal the Vanger family's dark and secretive history.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Based on the international best-selling novel, The Girl Who Played With Fire is the explosive follow-up to the literary and cinematic hit The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. In this second installment of Stieg Larsson’s phenomenal “Millennium” trilogy, Lisbe
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a journalist and a young female hacker.

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Director:
Writers:
Nikolaj Arcel (screenplay)
Rasmus Heisterberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 February 2009 (Denmark) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 15 wins & 27 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A captivating piece of cinema! See more (281 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
 
Stunts
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
Sigrid Strohmann .... script editor
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Män som hatar kvinnor" - Sweden (original title)
"Girl with a Dragon Tattoo" - Israel (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing violent content including rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language
Runtime:
152 min | Sweden:180 min (extended version) | Canada:186 min (Extended Version) (Part 1 & 2)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Mikael Blomkvist:I would have never done it, Lisbeth. But I understand why you did. I don't know what you have experienced. But I was about to die in that cellar, and you saved my life. Whatever you have seen, you don't need to tell me. I'm just happy that you're here.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Barnens Dag MarschSee more »

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185 out of 245 people found the following review useful.
A captivating piece of cinema!, 25 February 2009

The music lends a threatening aspect to the opening scene, where we in slow close ups – on and off deliberately out of focus – get to follow the opening of a package. Inside the package, post marked in Hong Kong, is a framed plant. The camera starts to move backwards, taking in more of the room and revealing Sven-Bertil Taube as the opener of the package. He holds the frame in his hands, lowers his head and slowly starts to cry.

Niels Arden Oplevs Män som hatar kvinnor is based on the first of Stieg Larssons three bestselling novels, meaning of course that it is basically guaranteed large box office numbers – but the expectations will probably match those numbers. Weather the film manages to live up to these expectations I cannot say – seeing as I am one of the probably only eight people who has not read Stieg Larssons books. But as a piece of cinema, completely removed from its literary origins, it definitely leaves an impression!

The music mentioned above, written by Peter Fuchs, is the first thing to register in the mind as something interesting… Something that make everything feel very serious. The impending-doom-score composed by Howard Shore, for David Finchers Se7en, springs to mind – and this only a few seconds into the film.

The cold, hard, uncomfortable reality – where the movie takes place – is populated by a highly recognizable legion of people straight out of Swedens acting elite… (Gösta Bredenfeldt, Lena Endre, Ewa Fröling, Björn Granath, Peter Haber och Marika Lagerkrantz to mention a few) …and they all seem to have been so thrilled to be a part of this project that they almost as one has taken their characters a step back, allowing the spotlight to be shone on the two main characters, who also get to drive the story forward; the reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Mikael Nyqvist), who is digging through a 40 year old murder case involving a well known corporation family with Nazi connections, and the 24 year old computer hacker EMO Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) that every day hacks Blomkvists hard drive, captivated by the puzzling evidence (or lack thereof).

Nyqvist gets the job done playing what is basically the lesser of the two parts. You instinctively feel sympathy for him, and sympathizes with him – even in his very first scene, in which his character is convicted of slander, and sentenced to prison.

But when the lights come back on in the theatre, and you gather up your half eaten box of popcorn and your coat, it's not Mikael Nyqvists understated but persistent reporter you will remember most…it's Noomi Rapaces leather-and-stud clad, tattooed, pierced, heavy makeup wearing biker chick, Lisbeth Salander.

Weighted by old wrongdoings as well as new ones, Lisbeth is covered in emotional scars, making her a very interesting character – that easily could have been a silly rehash, a Gunvald Larsson in leather. But Noomi Rapace bases Lisbeth in real emotions rather than clichés and hammy over acting. You can tell that there is a real person behind that steely gazed, unyielding face, something that make those parts of the movie, where we get to come with her through what must be some of Swedish cinemas most horrendous scenes, feel that much more awful. You almost can't help looking away, as she is abused over and over again…

The relationship between Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander is the only part where I felt the movie rushed things just a tad. But this is only a mild piece of criticism, as the lack of insight leaves the audience feeling that they, just like the character Mikael Blomkvist, don't know what to make of Lisbeht Salander.

Besides the two leads, I want to single out Peter Haber, who really got to show off his skills! He is obviously good for more than just playing the silly father of Sune or the annoyingly correct police Martin Beck.

I have, like I mentioned earlier, not read the novels by Stieg Larsson, and I have an automatic aversion towards Swedish cinema; which I usually find stiff, with acting taken straight out of the latest grocery store commercials. In other words, Swedish film has its work cut out trying to sell me anything. But, and I am not ashamed to admit this, I'm gonna go ahead and BUY!!!

In the narrow little world that is Swedish cinema there is a lot that one could – or even should – avoid. But this movie is not something to be ignored! So leave the kids at home (this is NOT a very pleasant film) and head for your nearest multiplex to take in of the most thrilling Swedish films in a very long time!

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