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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

Luftslottet som sprängdes (original title)
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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.

Director:

Daniel Alfredson

Writers:

Stieg Larsson (novel), Ulf Ryberg (screenplay) (as Ulf Rydberg)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Nyqvist ... Mikael Blomkvist
Noomi Rapace ... Lisbeth Salander
Lena Endre ... Erika Berger
Annika Hallin ... Annika Giannini
Jacob Ericksson ... Christer Malm
Sofia Ledarp Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Erikson
Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl ... Dr. Peter Teleborian
Micke Spreitz ... Ronald Niederman (as Mikael Spreitz)
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Alexander Zalachenko
Mirja Turestedt Mirja Turestedt ... Monica Figuerola
Niklas Falk Niklas Falk ... Edklinth
Hans Alfredson ... Evert Gullberg
Lennart Hjulström ... Fredrik Clinton
Jan Holmquist Jan Holmquist ... Hallberg
Niklas Hjulström Niklas Hjulström ... Ekström
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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The Trilogy Concludes This Fall See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$915,000, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$5,188,972, 25 February 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dr. Anders Jonasson was originally named Anders Jakobsson, after a real-life doctor and close friend of Stieg Larsson. The real Jakobsson, however, confronted Larsson's father and brother about having denied Larsson's partner, Eva Gabrielsson, a share of the literary estate. In retaliation, the surviving Larssons changed the character's name. See more »

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In the hospital scene in which Clinton is receiving haemodialysis treatment, you can clearly see that the dialysis pump of the machine is not running. See more »

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Exciting recapitulation of the Millennium trilogy
17 November 2009 | by denglidendekopSee all my reviews

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

The final movie covering Stieg Larssons Millennium trilogy ties all the pieces together and explains the deeper reasons for Lisbeth Salanders unreasonable treatment by society.

Compared to its predecessors, I found the first movie highly gripping for its unique roughness and interesting characters, while the sequel didn't really catch me due to a plain storyline and little creativity. This movie however is back on track, keeping a good pace of events and complexity.

If you have already followed Salander and Blomkvist during the previous books/movies, you will surely enjoy watching how the conspiracy is being unraveled through intense investigations and court trials. You will experience how the opposition crumble beneath Salander and Blomkvists combined efforts at exposing and confronting the deeper reasons for Salanders struggles, and how they piece the puzzle together to clear her name and taking down the shady factions of society.

The movie has a nice level of well thought out detail, but also a several logical breaches. You leave the cinema with a feeling of wanting to know much more about how the initial conspiracy evolved and how parts of the investigation (not involving the key characters) is carried out. This is likely due to the dept of Stieg Larssons books, being impossible to portrait in just 150 swift minutes. This may eventually be a teaser lurking me into reading the books.


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