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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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English-language adaptation of Steig Larson's popular novel featuring cyberpunk hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

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

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18 September 2009 (Sweden)  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

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£404,896 (UK) (27 August 2010)

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$6,942,564 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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Director Daniel Alfredson is the brother of Tomas Alfredson, director of Let the Right One In (2008) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). See more »

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When Lisbeth is reliving her nightmare involving Dr. Teleborian, she is on her back. When there is a close-up view of her foot, the position of her foot indicates that she is on her stomach. The view switches back to her face and she is on her back. See more »

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Would Anybody Die
Music by Jacob Groth
Text & Soloist: Misen Larsen (as Misen Groth)
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Satisfying central segment
24 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the Swedish-language film adaptation of the second of the three "Millennium" crime novels by the Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson and it's really essential that one sees "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" first because vital themes are continued. Most middle segments of trilogies lack the bright originality of the first and the satisfying denouement of the last, but this one will certainly hold your attention until the girl kicks the hornet's nest.

In this central segment, Lisbeth Salander (the mesmerising Noomi Rapace) is much more central to the narrative and indeed she and investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) are only physically together for moments, although often in electronic communication and always in emotional connection.

The criminality being investigated by the "Millennium" team is more woman-hating in the form of sex trafficking and again the plot contains some surprises but this time the villains are reminiscent of Bond baddies like Blofeld and Jaws. The violence is not quite as stomach-churning as in the first episode, yet there's still plenty of bone-crunching, blood-splattering action. Lisbeth here is the most death-defying female avenger since The Bride in "Kill Bill Part 2".


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