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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (2009)
"Luftslottet som sprängdes" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  27 November 2009 (Sweden)
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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.

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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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Dr. Peter Teleborian (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)
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Ronald Niederman (as Mikael Spreitz)
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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

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

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Millennium 3: La reina en el palacio de las corrientes de aire  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$5,188,972 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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Alexandra Pascalidou:  the TV reporter appearing briefly covering the court trial is an actual Swedish TV reporter. See more »

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In court, Lisbeth says she was violated by Bjurman on Tuesday, February 18, 2008. In 2008, February 18 fell on a Monday. See more »

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Great ending, but I don't want it to end

The final film in the Millennium Trilogy and what a great film is it, right up there with it's precursors.

We learn even more about Lisbeth's, hidden organisations, and how everything is linked. The pieces of the puzzle come together, and I felt the film explained almost everything pretty cleverly, though this does involve some concentration from the viewer, because some of the links are not emphasised that well and maybe can be missed.

This is more similar to the first one, in the style of directing and also the ruthless reporting is back. Less action than the first, but no less enthralling for it. There is a lot of tension in this movie, and it made for compulsive viewing.

These three films have turned me more onto more modern Swedish Cinema. I was always a fan of Bergman and I have seen a few movies over the last few years from there, but this makes me want to keep a closer eye on the Swedish Film Making Industry. Great success guys, I look forward to seeing much more cinema from Sweden. Now I will read the books.

9/10 Excellent


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