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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' 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.

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

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27 November 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£219,259 (UK) (26 November 2010)

Gross:

$5,188,972 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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Dr. Anders Jonasson was originally named Anders Jakobsson, after a real-life doctor and close friend of Stieg Larsson. The real Jakobsson, however, confronted Larsson's father and brother about having denied Larsson's partner, Eva Gabrielsson, a share of the literary estate. In retaliation, the surviving Larssons changed the character's name. See more »

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When Niedermann kills the policewoman (seen in long shot), her arms are hanging loose at her sides. When it cuts to close-up, her hand is grasping his arm. Not only has no time passed between the long-shot and the close-up, but it would be impossible for her to have reached up and grabbed his arm after her neck is broken. 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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