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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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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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Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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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Gripping, engrossing and tense.
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The final instalment in the series and, I have to say it was worth the wait, I watched the two previous instalments and was left with excitement and anticipation for the third. This final instalment did not disappoint it had me gripped from beginning to end with some real tense scenes and excellent dialogue between the characters, interspersed with scenes of chilling realism and tense action. This film sums up for me what Hollywood has lacked for......well years, in that special effects and action sequences although entertaining (barely) do not work unless they actually have a story that is both engrossing and also contains actors that grab you and bring you into the film. Anyway before I get on a rant this film and the whole trilogy are worth watching and I can't recommend them enough.

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