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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)

Flickan som lekte med elden (original title)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ...
Sofia Ledarp ...
Reuben Sallmander ...
Yasmine Garbi ...
Ralph Carlsson ...
Georgi Staykov ...
Hans Christian Thulin ...
Dag Svensson (as Hans-Christian Thulin)
Jennie Silfverhjelm ...


Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. Written by benmo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Played with Fire  »

Box Office


€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$904,998 (USA) (9 July 2010)


$6,942,564 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the early scene where the editors are meeting in the Millennium office, there's a pile of magazines. Prominently displayed is a copy of EXPO, the anti-fascist magazine Stieg Larsson helped found in 1995. See more »


At least twice, Lisbeth uses a stun gun on a man while she is touching him. Her body would close the circuit, sending the voltage through her as well, but there is no evidence of it shocking her at all. See more »


Followed by The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009) See more »


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Text & Music by Jacob Groth and Misen Larsen (as Misen Groth)
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User Reviews

A fine sequel

This film continues where "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" left off. I have to say that personally, I do not really understand the bad reviews, though I must also admit I have not read the books yet, so I am not comparing it to the book, I am simply viewing it as a film in it's own right, and perhaps my review is therefore more generous than it would be if I had read the book too.

I personally thought this movie was riveting, but for different reasons than the first. Firstly, there is a lot of action in this film, I feel it was done well, and it kept the film exciting. Secondly, the depths into Lisbeth's past were also revealed very well. If you didn't learn that Lisbeth is untimately very sensitive behind her "cold" exterior, you learn it from this film.

Yes, certain scenes could have been better shot, better directed etc, but these are minor drawbacks. I feel this is again a must-see, and a very good bridge to the conclusion of this millennium trilogy.

9/10 Recommended!

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