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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

Luftslottet som sprängdes (original title)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.



(novel), (screenplay) (as Ulf Rydberg)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofia Ledarp ...
Anders Ahlbom ...
Dr. Peter Teleborian (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)
Micke Spreitz ...
Ronald Niederman (as Mikael Spreitz)
Georgi Staykov ...
Mirja Turestedt ...
Niklas Falk ...
Hans Alfredson ...
Lennart Hjulström ...
Jan Holmquist ...
Niklas Hjulström ...


After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest  »

Box Office


€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$723,301 (USA) (29 October 2010)


$5,188,972 (USA) (25 February 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The container for the U.S. DVD release lists a running time on only "2 hr 9 min." The film on the disc is the full 148 minute version. See more »


When Erika Berger comes into the Millennium offices and turns on her computer before finding another email threat, it is clear that her computer is already on before she reaches over to press the button because the Apple light is already on. See more »


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User Reviews

Great ending to this trilogy
17 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just back from seeing Hornet's - I guess there's only one hornet in the

  • Nest. Great conclusion to a trilogy of well done movies. I was glued

to my seat at the theater, and not by gummy bears. While the movie was long, I didn't notice. I was captivated by the story and will say that the other two must be seen before this one.

The books have been wildly popular. Wish the movies were more widely distributed so others could enjoy them as much as I did.

Thumbs up to the Swedish film makers. Thumbs up to the cast, especially Noomi. Simply great work.

Highly recommended. 9/10

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