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

Luftslottet som sprängdes (original title)
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is a movie starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, and Lena Endre. 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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mikael Blomkvist
... Lisbeth Salander
... Erika Berger
... Annika Giannini
... Christer Malm
Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Erikson
Anders Ahlbom ... Dr. Peter Teleborian (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)
... Ronald Niederman (as Mikael Spreitz)
Georgi Staykov ... Alexander Zalachenko
Mirja Turestedt ... Monica Figuerola
Niklas Falk ... Edklinth
... Evert Gullberg
... Fredrik Clinton
Jan Holmquist ... Hallberg
Niklas Hjulström ... Ekström
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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12 November 2010 (USA)  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$915,000, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$5,188,972, 25 February 2011
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The container for the U.S. DVD release lists a running time on only "2 hr 9 min." The film on the disc is the full 148 minute version. See more »

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When Lisbeth wakes up at the hospital the doctor is wearing a shirt with the logotype of "Stockholms Landsting" i.e. the health care provider of Stockholm, although she is supposed to be located at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. See more »

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Featured in Charlie Rose: Episode dated 25 October 2010 (2010) See more »

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The best of the bunch!
14 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

After watching Hornet's Nest, you'll want to go back to Dragon Tattoo and experience all three films again in sequence. Like coming to the end of an exceptional book, you'll hope for more, surely another way to eke out a Lisbeth Salander film to enjoy. She has become with this trilogy one of the strongest female characters in 21st century film. No wonder actresses were battling to play her--she is the equivalent to Jason Bourne in any regard. (I can't imagine Hollywood doing a better job of these films--can you?)

I believe Hornet's Nest is best of the bunch. Salander is cornered, in hospital and under arrest, in danger of being recommitted to the institution that held her under guardianship. Despite her uncommunicative nature, Salander has friends, true friends who'll stick their necks out to protect her. But Salander is always willing to fight for herself, and she finds ways to do battle.

Hornet's Nest gives us a better film than the other in terms of suspense and dramatic flow. The pieces assemble, the foes are distinguished from the good guys, there is conflict and threat launched in surprising ways. Of the three, Hornet's Nest is the most suspenseful and best executed of the films in my opinion, a superb finish to a wonderful series.

Excuse me while I start reading the books.


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