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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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Part 3 of The Millennium Trilogy 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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Details

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:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,737, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$5,190,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,498,108
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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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It is stated that Lisbeth was born in 1981 and that her mother was 17 when that happened. But on the mother's grave it says she was born in 1957, which would make her 24 in 1981. See more »

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A positive conclusion that ends the trilogy well.
1 February 2011 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

One thing is for sure. No one can accuse the film adaptations of The Millennium Trilogy of being rehashes of one another.

Where the first movie was a murder mystery, and the second was well...I'm not really sure. Somewhat of a mess. The third movie is a combination of a political thriller and a courtroom drama. All the threads that were laid in the first two movies are wrapped up neatly (and admittedly, somewhat conveniently), by the end of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest.

As far as quality goes, I'd put it between the first and third movies. It's not as amazing as The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, but it's a definite improvement in coherence over The Girl Who Played with Fire.

I thought it was a reasonably strong end to the trilogy, and I admittedly felt some strong satisfaction at seeing some of the events that happen in this movie. Let's just say that some things get set right, and some people get their much needed comeuppance. Watching this will help wash the mediocre taste of the previous movie out of your mouth.


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