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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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The name on Salander's apartment door, V. Kulla, is a reference to Astrid Lindgren's character Pippi Longstocking and her house Villa Villekulla. See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »

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Calling You
Text & Music by Jacob Groth and Misen Larsen (as Misen Groth)
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Levels beneath it's predecessor
18 September 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Having read and loved the books I was pleasantly surprised to see the movie version of Men who hates women. It was so close to reaching the same level of intensity and depth as the book itself.

Unfortunately I can't say the same thing for The girl that played with the fire. The filmography, direction and the use of music never really catched on to create the intensity and drama needed for keeping me enthralled to the story. And instead of being taken for another great ride in the universe of Stieg Larson, I was left to the sensation of watching some second grade TV-series.

The difference between the first and the second movie can be summed up to the difference between creating movie magic and making mediocre cinematography.


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