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Ulf Ryberg (screenplay)
Stieg Larsson (novel)
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12 November 2010 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Nyqvist ... Mikael Blomkvist

Noomi Rapace ... Lisbeth Salander

Lena Endre ... Erika Berger

Annika Hallin ... Annika Giannini

Jacob Ericksson ... Christer Malm
Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Erikson
Anders Ahlbom ... Dr. Peter Teleborian (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)

Micke Spreitz ... Ronald Niederman (as Mikael Spreitz)
Georgi Staykov ... Alexander Zalachenko
Mirja Turestedt ... Monica Figuerola
Niklas Falk ... Edklinth
Hans Alfredson ... Evert Gullberg
Lennart Hjulström ... Fredrik Clinton
Jan Holmquist ... Hallberg
Niklas Hjulström ... Ekström
Johan Kylén ... Inspector Jan Bublanski

Tanja Lorentzon ... Sonja Modig
Donald Högberg ... Jerker Holmberg

Magnus Krepper ... Hans Faste
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Dragan Armanskij
Aksel Morisse ... Anders Jonasson
Carl-Åke Eriksson ... Bertil Janeryd
Jacob Nordenson ... Bertil Wadensjö

Peter Andersson ... Nils Bjurman
Sanna Krepper ... Susanne Linder
Tomas Köhler ... Plague (as Thomas Köhler)
Johan Holmberg ... Sandberg
Rolf Degerlund ... Georg Nyström
Ylva Lööf ... Domare
Pelle Bolander ... Sonny Nieminen
Nicklas Gustavsson ... Waltari
Aida Gordon ... Sjuksköterska
Ismet Sabaredzovic ... Miro Nikolic
Hamidja Causevic ... Tomi Nikolic

Tehilla Blad ... Ung Lisbeth (as Theilla Blad)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tina Berg ... Sjuksköterska (uncredited)
Tekla Granlund ... Jenny (uncredited)
Kerstin Green ... Nurse (uncredited)

Alexandra Hummingson ... Journalist (uncredited)

Agnes Kittelsen ... (uncredited)

Per Oscarsson ... Holger Palmgren (uncredited)

Alexandra Pascalidou ... Herself (uncredited)
Berit Sarvisé ... Sekreterare (uncredited)

Göran Sjögren ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Henrik Sjöman ... Journalist (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Alfredson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stieg Larsson  novel
Ulf Ryberg  screenplay (as Ulf Rydberg)

Produced by
Klaus Bassiner .... executive producer
Susann Billberg-Rydholm .... line producer
Gunnar Carlsson .... executive producer
Anni Faurbye Fernandez .... executive producer
Wolfgang Feindt .... executive producer
Jenny Gilbertsson .... associate producer
Lone Korslund .... executive producer
Jon Mankell .... coordinating producer
Peter Nadermann .... executive producer
Søren Stærmose .... producer
Ole Søndberg .... executive producer
Mikael Wallen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jacob Groth 
Cinematography by
Peter Mokrosinski 
Film Editing by
Håkan Karlsson 
Casting by
Tusse Lande 
Art Direction by
Maria Håård 
Jan Olof Ågren 
Costume Design by
Cilla Rörby 
Makeup Department
Jenny Fred .... makeup designer
Love Larson .... special makeup effects artist
AnnaCarin Lock .... assistant makeup artist (as Anna-Carin Lock)
Oskar Wallroth .... assistant makeup effects artist
Production Management
Tobias Åström .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Eriksdotter .... first assistant director
Kerstin Sundberg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kennet From .... props
Ola Handberg .... property master
John F. Lindquist .... assistant property master (as John Lindquist)
Steffen Martinsson .... carpenter
Doreen Möllerström .... property master
Peder Svensk .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Niels Arild .... re-recording mixer
Niels Arild .... sound editor
Günther Friedhoff .... dialogue recordist
Nalle Hansen .... sound designer
Nalle Hansen .... supervising sound editor
Anne Jensen .... foley recordist
Andreas Kongsgaard .... sound designer (as Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen)
Per Nyström .... dialogue editor
Mikkel Sørensen .... foley recordist
Olle Tannergård .... additional sound designer
Dan Widegren .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Gusten Blick .... special effects technician
Robin Blick .... special effects technician
Johan Harnesk .... special effects supervisor
Björn Kronsell .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Victor Nilsson .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tobias Bach Hansen .... digital conform
Martin Madsen .... visual effects
Lars Hjelm .... stunt double
Deni Jordan .... stunts
Cecilia Lidén .... stunts
Pernilla Ribeiro Novais .... stunt double
Björn Persson .... stunt double
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
Matti Tepsa .... stunts (as Matti Tepsä)
Hannah Wahlberg .... stunts
Martin K.R. Zetterlund .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Aimar Bergan .... electrician (as Ainar Bergan)
David Gylje .... second assistant camera
Stefan Jonsson .... electrician
Knut Koivisto .... still photographer
Wayne Mansell .... second electric
Misio Mokrosinski .... assistant camera
Knut K. Pedersen .... steadicam
Jan Pehrson .... assistant camera
Otto Stenov .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Ola Bäccman .... digital intermediate colorist
Per Legelius .... on-line editor
Mattias Morheden .... editor
Location Management
Maria Billberg .... location manager
Music Department
Rasmus Bosse .... orchestrator (as Rasmus Hansen)
Other crew
Camilla Ahlgren .... script editor
Annica Bellander .... marketing manager
Henning Cronheim .... production assistant
Alexandra Hummingson .... voice-over artist
Janne Lindqvist .... swat team
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion guarantor
Sigrid Strohmann .... script editor
Martin Strömberg .... publicist
Eva Svenstedt Ward .... story consultant
Johanna Wennerberg .... production coordinator
Lotta Westberg .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Luftslottet som sprängdes" - Sweden (original title)
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Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief language
147 min | 185 min (TV version)
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Did You Know?

While Lennart Hjulström's character Fredrik Clinton tries to decide what to do with Mikael Blomkvist while lying on the sofa in his office, above his head lays a copy of Serbian newspaper called "Novosti" dated January 22nd 2008.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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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32 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Loved It!, 26 November 2010
Author: rossdisco from United Kingdom

I would never normally write reviews, however after being disgusted by the unbelievable 6.7/10 I had to comment.

For the fact that there is rarely a trilogy of such merit, and yes we can all name the few that come to mind, that in itself deserves credit.

The finale was definitely the highlight, with all loose ends tied and also so satisfactorily lacking the Hollywood ending that we've all known to come and hate, I couldn't have enjoyed it more.

The only things that upsets me now is I might not be strong enough to avoid curiosity and peek at the Hollywood attempt. Though rest assured my curiosity will be spent within the opening sequences I am sure.

The great thing about this trilogy is that I have watched it on my own and now have the excuse to watch again with friends! Enjoy.

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