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
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 »
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 »
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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