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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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Henrik Vanger
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Cecilia Vanger
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Gustav Morell
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Harriet Vanger
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Dragan Armanskij
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Annika Giannini
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Malin Eriksson
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'Plague' (as Thomas Köhler)
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Janne Dahlman
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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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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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Noomi Rapace got her motorcycle license as a preparation for the movie. See more »

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There's a sentence at the bottom of the e-mail sent by Lisbeth: "Read it and weep, Kalle Blomqvist..." The scene changes, Mikael takes a better look and reads the sentence which is now, "Read it and weep, Kalle Blomkvist..." See more »

Quotes

Lisbeth Salander: [tattooing Bjurman] I've never done this before. Hold still, or it'll get messy.
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Ljus I Varje Hjärta
Text and Music by Misen Groth (as Misen Groth)
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Excellent thriller
17 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This Swedish film is one of the best thrillers I've seen in a long time. Based on a best seller novel by Stieg Larsson I haven't read (the first in a trilogy), it starts with Mikael, a middle aged investigative journalist being asked by the old patriarch of a powerful business clan to solve the disappearance of his beloved 16 year old nephew forty years ago. Since this happened during a family reunion at an isolated island, the patriarch believes that she was murdered, and that only a member of the family could have done so. Mikael is soon joined in the investigation by Lisbeth Salander, a troubled but brilliant twenty something female hacker, and soon they are lifting the veil on the very dark secrets behind this prestigious family. Gripping throughout, the film benefits from a number of terrific performances, especially Noomi Rapace playing Lisbeth Salander and Sven Bertil Taube as the patriarch of the clan. While the film is more than two hours long, it is never boring, and all the loose ends are tied brilliantly at the end.


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