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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 2009
  • Daniel Alfredson
  • 140 mins
  • 15

Summary

Final instalment of the Swedish thriller series starring Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace. Lisbeth Salander is in custody awaiting trial for murder, and risks being declared insane, but she resolves to prove the conspiracy against her with the help of her old ally, journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The final film based on Stieg Larsson's bestselling thriller trilogy opens with a whimper but ends with a bang. Critically injured after the violent conclusion to The Girl Who Played with Fire, goth computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is hospitalised and awaiting a psychiatric review. Tension builds as we wonder whether the girl with the dragon tattoo will ever be strong enough to testify against the state-sponsored sex traffickers and child pornographers she has exposed. Flitting between Lisbeth's woes and the investigation to clear her name led by crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), this overlong closing chapter gets bogged down with much tying of loose ends. Rapace has little to do except smoulder beneath layers of black eyeliner and silver piercings during the courtroom showdown, but it's sufficient. The first two films set up her grievances against what Larsson called "Men Who Hate Women"; the concluding instalment allows her fearsome antiheroine to take a sweet revenge.

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Credits

Cast

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Mikael BlomkvistMichael Nyqvist
Lisbeth SalanderNoomi Rapace
Erika BergerLena Endre
Annika GianniniAnnika Hallin
Malin EriksonSofia Ledarp
Alexander ZalachenkoGeorgi Staykov
Ronald NiedermannMikael Spreitz
Christer MalmJacob Ericksson
Peter TeleborianAnders Ahlbom Rosendahl
Monica FiguerolaMirja Turestedt

Crew

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DirectorDaniel Alfredson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Momentum
Released on
2010-11-26
Languages
Swedish
Guidance
Violence
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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