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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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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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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the discussion at St Stefans after Zalachenko has been killed, Peter Teleborian is told that it is vital that Lisbeth is convicted of shooting Zalachenko. Yet she didn't shoot him at all - neither where they were both found and taken to hospital and certainly not at the hospital; she attacked him with an axe and took his gun, but did not shoot him. The statement should have been that it is vital that Lisbeth is re-committed. See more »

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Gripping, engrossing and tense.
28 November 2012 | by lukeritusSee all my reviews

The final instalment in the series and, I have to say it was worth the wait, I watched the two previous instalments and was left with excitement and anticipation for the third. This final instalment did not disappoint it had me gripped from beginning to end with some real tense scenes and excellent dialogue between the characters, interspersed with scenes of chilling realism and tense action. This film sums up for me what Hollywood has lacked for......well years, in that special effects and action sequences although entertaining (barely) do not work unless they actually have a story that is both engrossing and also contains actors that grab you and bring you into the film. Anyway before I get on a rant this film and the whole trilogy are worth watching and I can't recommend them enough.


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