The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Niels Arden Oplev (2009)

152min
18 Certificate
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The film version of Stieg Larsson's bestselling mystery is a dark-hearted tale full of twists and turns that stays faithful to the book's bleak and murky atmosphere. Disgraced investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) is hired by the patriarch of a family of wealthy industrialists to solve the mystery of his niece's disappearance 40 years earlier, and uncovers a complex series of brutal slayings that may or may not involve other relatives. Blomkvist receives some unexpected help from misfit computer hacker Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace, the tattooed girl of the film's title) whose own past is equally mysterious and violent. Director Niels Arden Oplev builds the tension masterfully, the chilling subplots delivering shock after shock, while Rapace has an enigmatic presence that burns through the screen.

Summary

A disgraced journalist and a troubled computer hacker are hired by a member of a wealthy family whose niece disappeared 40 years ago. He is convinced she was murdered by one of his own relatives, and wants them to find the evidence - but the family will go to any lengths to conceal their secrets. Mystery thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel, with Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace. In Swedish and English.

Cast & Crew

Mikael Blomkvist Michael Nyqvist
Lisbeth Salander Noomi Rapace
Erika Berger Lena Endre
Henrik Vanger Sven-Bertil Taube
Martin Vanger Peter Haber
Nils Bjurman Peter Andersson
Cecilia Vanger Marika Lagercrantz
Dirch Frode Ingvar Hirdwall
Gustav Morell Bjorn Granath
Harriet Vanger Ewa Fröling
Director Niels Arden Oplev
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Other Information

Language: Swedish +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: Momentum Pictures Guidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 12 Mar 2010

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