The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009) - Plot Summary Poster

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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.

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  • Recovering from her wounds in hospital, Lisbeth Salander is also in police custody. Her attacker, Alexander Zalachenko, is just down the hall from her, also recovering from his wounds. At a minimum, she is to be charged with attempted murder but it is soon evident that the forces that had Lisbeth committed to a mental institution at the age of 12 would like her to again be committed for an indefinite period. Mikael Blomkvist meanwhile is preparing a special issue of his magazine, Millenium, dedicated to demanding justice for Lisbeth. Soon however, his apartment is broken into and his colleague and lover Erika is receiving e-mail threats. He sets out to unmask the conspirators who are clearly prepared to go to great lengths to silence Lisbeth and bury their secret forever.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Lisbeth Salander and her father Alexander Zalachenko are transported to the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, where Lisbeth is submitted to surgery to remove a bullet from her skull. During her recovery, she is assisted by the gentle Dr. Anders Jonasson who helps her avoid contact with the police, since Lisbeth will face trial for attempted murder of her father with an ax when she is discharged. Meanwhile Mikael Blomkvist asks his sister, the lawyer Annika Giannini, to defend Lisbeth but they need evidence to prove her innocence. Further, she needs to disclose the sordidness she was submitted in her life by her guardian Bjurman and by the Chief Psychiatrist at St. Stefan's Dr. Peter Teleborian in Uppsala; however Lisbeth is reluctant to open her life in court. When Zalachenko is gunned down in the hospital, Lisbeth is protected by the police. Mikael uses Millennium's resources to investigate the connections of the criminal Evert Gullberg and is contacted by the Constitutional Defense Agent Monica Figuerola. Together with the task force, they disclose a rogue security service ring that has protected the defected spy Zalachenko. Further, they discover that the group is threatening Erika Berger and is plotting to discredit Mikael. Meanwhile Ronald Niedermann is stalking Lisbeth while the hacker Plague is trying to crack the laptop of Dr. Peter Teleborian.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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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Picking up immediately after the events in the previous movie 'The Girl Who Played With Fire', Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is airlifted to a hospital in Gothenburg...

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