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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Män som hatar kvinnor (original title)
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A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mikael Blomkvist
... Lisbeth Salander
... Erika Berger
... Henrik Vanger
... Martin Vanger
... Nils Bjurman
... Cecilia Vanger
... Dirch Frode
... Gustav Morell
... Harriet Vanger
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Dragan Armanskij
... Annika Giannini
Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Eriksson
Tomas Köhler ... 'Plague' (as Thomas Köhler)
... Janne Dahlman
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Storyline

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. Written by Music Box Films

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Rated R for disturbing violent content including rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SEK 18,014,459 (Sweden), 1 March 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$335,502, 21 March 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,095,170, 24 February 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,395,170
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All music for this film and its 2 sequels was recorded in just 4 days. According to composer Jacob Groth, the note sheets for the orchestra weighed 33 kilos. See more »

Goofs

When Mikael visits Henrik Vanger in the hospital, he is supposed to be recovering from a cardiac bypass. There is no evidence of a chest incision which would be visible with his partially open pajamas and robe. See more »

Quotes

Lisbeth Salander: [tattooing Bjurman] I've never done this before. Hold still, or it'll get messy.
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Referenced in Workaholics: True Dromance (2012) See more »

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Ljus I Varje Hjärta
Text and Music by Misen Groth (as Misen Groth)
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Superb Swedish Thriller!
30 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Awesome Swedish film with a intelligent story. a journalist and a troubled young female hacker works together on resolving a 40 year old mystery involving a disappearance, murders, Nazis and one hell of a dysfunctional family. the storytelling by the director was great and captured my attention for almost 2,5 hours. the character buildup is thorough and makes a solid foundation for the rest of the film. in addition the characters are straightened by a superb cast played by Michael Nyqvist and especially Noomi Rapace. Camera work and the overall look of the film is astounding, especially on bluray. the movie takes you to it's locations and doesn't let go until the story is complete. a must see for those who likes an intriguing edge of your seat thriller.


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