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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.

Director:

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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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

The name on Salander's apartment door, V. Kulla, is a reference to Astrid Lindgren's character Pippi Longstocking and her house Villa Villekulla. See more »

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When Salander is putting her Taser gun to the blond giant's crotch, he doesn't flick a muscle. Even though he can't feel pain, his muscles would still react to the electricity and send him into spasms. See more »

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Edited into Millennium (2010) See more »

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Would Anybody Die
Music by Jacob Groth
Text & Soloist: Misen Groth (as Misen Groth)
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Exciting thriller, although unable to keep up with its predecessor
8 September 2009 | by denglidendekopSee all my reviews

Perspective: I am 25, Danish (thus understanding Swedish) and have not read the books.

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" continues smoothly from were "Men Who Hate Women" left off, and lets you easily connect with the core characters. Salander, Blomkvist and the Millennium crew are as usual exposing the darker sides of society and confronting the perpetrators, while Salander being under pressure from all directions.

Where the cruelty and surprises of its predecessor were essential for making it stand out among thrillers, I find this movie more mainstream in storyline and creativity. Salander has lost some of her mysterious goth charm, and the sex trafficking theme is only touched very softly, turning the movie into a regular investigation with a familiar cast of characters.

The movie is worth watching, but it's my impression that you should rather read the book first, to get a much deeper insight in the great novel.


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