Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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David Fincher

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay by), Stieg Larsson (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... Mikael Blomkvist
Rooney Mara ... Lisbeth Salander
Christopher Plummer ... Henrik Vanger
Stellan Skarsgård ... Martin Vanger
Steven Berkoff ... Frode
Robin Wright ... Erika Berger
Yorick van Wageningen ... Bjurman
Joely Richardson ... Anita Vanger
Geraldine James ... Cecilia
Goran Visnjic ... Armansky
Donald Sumpter ... Detective Morell
Ulf Friberg ... Wennerström
Bengt C.W. Carlsson Bengt C.W. Carlsson ... Palmgren
Tony Way ... Plague
Per Myrberg ... Harald

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Storyline

Mikael Blomkvist is a disgraced journalist who is asked by a wealthy industrialist to write a biography on his family. But what he really wants Blomkvist to do is to find out what happened to his niece, who went missing 40 years ago. Blomkvist, at first, is not interested, till the man offers to help him clear his name. Blomkvist, begins by talking to the man's relatives who were there when the girl went missing. And some of them are not forth coming. Blomkvist eventually believes that her disappearance might have something to do with some serial killings that took place 20 years before she disappeared. So he asks for a research assistant. So the industrialist's man suggests Lisbeth Salander, a talented hacker who does background checks for them and who even did one on Blomkvist. When he sees her report, he's impressed and asks her to work with him and she does. She's anti-social but is extremely efficient. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Tim Miller, designer of the opening titles, was asked to come up with some thoughts about what Lisbeth (Rooney Mara)'s nightmares would consist of. He came up with about fifty ideas, which were whittled down to twenty-five. Miller was then given eight weeks to realize them. See more »

Goofs

The season of the year seems to change almost from scene to another. switching between winter,summer, autumn and spring. The film begins definitely during winter there is even snow when Blomkvist arrives to Vangers house first time. As Blomkvist does not spend a whole year in his investigations, that is not possible

For example at 1:26:00 when Lisbeth drivers her motorcycle , the leaves of the trees are clearly green, It's summer or late spring. In the very next shot where Blomkvist parks his car,the leaves are turning to autumn colors,1:35.50 the trees have no leaves at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: What kind is it?
Henrik Vanger: I don't know. White?
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: And the frame?
Henrik Vanger: Dark.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: Postmark?
Henrik Vanger: Same as last time.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: And no note.
Henrik Vanger: No.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: I'm so sorry, Henrik.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the film's opening studio intros of Columbia and MGM, Leo, the MGM mascot's roar is silenced. See more »

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Äppelöga
Written by Christopher Sander and Håkan Åkesson (as Alf Håkan Åkesson)
Performed by Anna Järvinen
Courtesy of Häpna
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Not sure which is better...
28 September 2018 | by nickspirosSee all my reviews

I liked both the Swedish version and the US version...I think both are great in their own right. Mara and Craig bring a very interesting chemistry to this version that I really enjoyed. The noir-esque feel of the film is really cool. The soundtrack is killer (Trent Reznor)! Worth a watch if you haven't seen it already


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Country:

USA | Sweden | Norway

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

21 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,768,604, 25 December 2011

Gross USA:

$102,515,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$232,617,430
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