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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
"Flickan som lekte med elden" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  18 September 2009 (Sweden)
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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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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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€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 role of Ronald Niederman is played by Micke Spreitz. Spreitz got the part after the filmmakers' original choice Dolph Lundgren turned the role down. If Lundgren had taken the part it would have been his first role in his native country, Sweden. See more »

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When Michael is in Lisbeth's apartment and is reading her old file, the text behind Lisbeth's photo is clearly "lorem ipsum", the gibberish filling text often used as a placeholder when designing. See more »

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Referenced in Max Pinlig 2 - sidste skrig (2011) See more »

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Would Anybody Die
Music by Jacob Groth
Text & Soloist: 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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