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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)

Flickan som lekte med elden (original title)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

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Erika Berger
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Nils Bjurman
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ...
Dragan Armanskij
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Annika Giannini
Sofia Ledarp ...
Malin Erikson
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Christer Malm
Reuben Sallmander ...
Enrico Giannini
Yasmine Garbi ...
Miriam Wu
Ralph Carlsson ...
Gunnar Björk
Georgi Staykov ...
Alexander Zalachenko
Hans Christian Thulin ...
Dag Svensson (as Hans-Christian Thulin)
Jennie Silfverhjelm ...
Mia Bergman
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Holger Palmgren
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Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. Written by benmo

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Rated R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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27 August 2010 (USA)  »

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The Girl Who Played with Fire  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$904,998, 11 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,081,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,570,336
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Of the three books/films in the Millennium Trilogy, this is the only one whose English title is a literal translation of the Swedish original. 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was originally titled 'Men Who Hate Women'. 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest' was originally titled 'The Castle in the Sky that was Blown Up'. See more »

Goofs

When Lisbeth goes to Bjurman's house, where she is confronted by two thugs, the surrounding area is lush and green, suggesting late spring/summer. However, when she goes to Zalachenko's farm, supposedly just one or two days later, the foliage is bright yellow and orange, and their breath is visible, suggesting mid-autumn. See more »

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Calling You
Text & Music by Jacob Groth and Misen Larsen (as Misen Groth)
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Exciting thriller, although unable to keep up with its predecessor
8 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

Perspective: I am 25, Danish (thus understanding Swedish) and have not read the books.

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" continues smoothly from were "Men Who Hate Women" left off, and lets you easily connect with the core characters. Salander, Blomkvist and the Millennium crew are as usual exposing the darker sides of society and confronting the perpetrators, while Salander being under pressure from all directions.

Where the cruelty and surprises of its predecessor were essential for making it stand out among thrillers, I find this movie more mainstream in storyline and creativity. Salander has lost some of her mysterious goth charm, and the sex trafficking theme is only touched very softly, turning the movie into a regular investigation with a familiar cast of characters.

The movie is worth watching, but it's my impression that you should rather read the book first, to get a much deeper insight in the great novel.


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