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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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Dr. Peter Teleborian (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)
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Storyline

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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hospital | trial | bullet | threat | hacker | See more »

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

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Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Luftslottet som sprängdes  »

Box Office

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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Alexandra Pascalidou, the TV reporter appearing briefly covering the court trial is an actual Swedish TV reporter. See more »

Goofs

When Lisbeth is in the operating room, the bullet is removed from the left side of her brain, as depicted by the frontal view X-ray that is hung on the X-ray view box, which shows the bullet on the left side of her head (viewer's right side). After her surgery, the operative side of Lisbeth's head (as demonstrated by the dressing and her shaved head) is the right side. See more »

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Follows The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) See more »

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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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