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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)

Flickan som lekte med elden (original title)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

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Daniel Alfredson

Writers:

Jonas Frykberg (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Nyqvist ... Mikael Blomkvist
Noomi Rapace ... Lisbeth Salander
Lena Endre ... Erika Berger
Peter Andersson ... Nils Bjurman
Michalis Koutsogiannakis Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Dragan Armanskij
Annika Hallin ... Annika Giannini
Sofia Ledarp Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Erikson
Jacob Ericksson ... Christer Malm
Reuben Sallmander ... Enrico Giannini
Yasmine Garbi ... Miriam Wu
Ralph Carlsson ... Gunnar Björk
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Alexander Zalachenko
Hans Christian Thulin Hans Christian Thulin ... Dag Svensson (as Hans-Christian Thulin)
Jennie Silfverhjelm Jennie Silfverhjelm ... Mia Bergman
Per Oscarsson ... Holger Palmgren
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Storyline

Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. Written by benmo

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Rated R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Swedish | Italian | English | French

Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Played with Fire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$904,998, 11 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,081,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,570,336
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of the three books/films in the Millennium Trilogy, this is the only one whose English title is a literal translation of the Swedish original. 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was originally titled 'Men Who Hate Women'. 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest' was originally titled 'The Castle in the Sky that was Blown Up'. See more »

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The knot on the piano leg changes type and position between shots. See more »

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Calling You
Text & Music by Jacob Groth and Misen Groth (as Misen Groth)
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Levels beneath it's predecessor
18 September 2009 | by razzle-4See all my reviews

Having read and loved the books I was pleasantly surprised to see the movie version of Men who hates women. It was so close to reaching the same level of intensity and depth as the book itself.

Unfortunately I can't say the same thing for The girl that played with the fire. The filmography, direction and the use of music never really catched on to create the intensity and drama needed for keeping me enthralled to the story. And instead of being taken for another great ride in the universe of Stieg Larson, I was left to the sensation of watching some second grade TV-series.

The difference between the first and the second movie can be summed up to the difference between creating movie magic and making mediocre cinematography.


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