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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

Luftslottet som sprängdes (original title)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

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Erika Berger
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Christer Malm
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Malin Erikson
Anders Ahlbom ...
Dr. Peter Teleborian (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)
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Ronald Niederman (as Mikael Spreitz)
Georgi Staykov ...
Alexander Zalachenko
Mirja Turestedt ...
Monica Figuerola
Niklas Falk ...
Edklinth
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Evert Gullberg
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Fredrik Clinton
Jan Holmquist ...
Hallberg
Niklas Hjulström ...
Ekström
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Storyline

After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief language | See all certifications »

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12 November 2010 (USA)  »

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest  »

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$915,000, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$5,188,972, 25 February 2011
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Six months prior to filming, Noomi Rapace started training, learning all sorts of different boxing techniques. This wasn't because these skills would be showcased in the films but to make her body more masculine or androgynous in its appearance. (Although Lisbeth Salander is attracted to both men and women, she never appears truly comfortable in her own skin.) Rapace also worked with a dietitian to help make her as skinny as possible. She also had multiple piercings and learned how to ride a motorbike, earning her license just as filming commenced. See more »

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When Lisbeth is in the operating room, the bullet is removed from the left side of her brain, as depicted by the frontal view X-ray that is hung on the X-ray view box, which shows the bullet on the left side of her head (viewer's right side). After her surgery, the operative side of Lisbeth's head (as demonstrated by the dressing and her shaved head) is the right side. See more »

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Follows The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) See more »

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Great Finale to the trilogy
29 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Excellent! In my opinion, maybe the best of the three installments of the 'Millenium' trilogy. I tend to disagree with Mr. Berardinelli's review in calling this 'an abject failure as a stand-alone motion picture', simply because it was never supposed to be a stand-alone motion picture. In Sweden, this was just part 5 and 6 of a TV Miniseries, and for being that it is excellent! My compliments to the Director, the writer and the entire cast.

Like Ebert, I also hope they manage to complete the 2 unfinished scripts by Stieg Larsson thus giving us parts 4 and 5 of this Saga. I will definitely be looking forward to it, both as books and movies!


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