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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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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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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Sweden)  »

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The Girl Who Played with Fire  »

Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£404,896 (UK) (27 August 2010)

Gross:

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

Boxer Paolo Roberto is featured as a character in the original novel and plays himself in the movie. This is quite possibly only the fourth time in film and literature that this has happened. Previously, Richard Kiley was the tour guide voice in Jurassic Park (1993), having been identified as such in Michael Crichton's novel. Lady Chablis played herself in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) after being a character in the original novel by John Berendt. Finnish painter, Kimmo Kaivanto, played himself in Goodbye, Mr. President (1987) after being a character in the original novel by Pentti Kirstilä. 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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more depth on Lisbeth Salander
10 July 2010 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

So far the two parts of this trilogy have been intriguing thrillers/mysteries. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the third part. The plot of this film is thick, with complex, 'God less' characters who you're interested in learning about. Lisbeth's chief enemy from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo initiates a revenge strategy which sets the ball rolling for this film. The story offers a lot of reveals over the course of the film about Lisbeth's background and how she begins to appreciate her friendships more over the course of this film than she has in the past. This story shows that when you try and expose truth that powerful people want hidden you're going to receive opposition for it.


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