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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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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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Exciting thriller, although unable to keep up with its predecessor
8 September 2009 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Perspective: I am 25, Danish (thus understanding Swedish) and have not read the books.

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" continues smoothly from were "Men Who Hate Women" left off, and lets you easily connect with the core characters. Salander, Blomkvist and the Millennium crew are as usual exposing the darker sides of society and confronting the perpetrators, while Salander being under pressure from all directions.

Where the cruelty and surprises of its predecessor were essential for making it stand out among thrillers, I find this movie more mainstream in storyline and creativity. Salander has lost some of her mysterious goth charm, and the sex trafficking theme is only touched very softly, turning the movie into a regular investigation with a familiar cast of characters.

The movie is worth watching, but it's my impression that you should rather read the book first, to get a much deeper insight in the great novel.


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