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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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Daniel Alfredson

Writers:

Jonas Frykberg (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Nyqvist ... Mikael Blomkvist
Noomi Rapace ... Lisbeth Salander
Lena Endre ... Erika Berger
Peter Andersson ... Nils Bjurman
Michalis Koutsogiannakis Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Dragan Armanskij
Annika Hallin ... Annika Giannini
Sofia Ledarp Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Erikson
Jacob Ericksson ... Christer Malm
Reuben Sallmander ... Enrico Giannini
Yasmine Garbi ... Miriam Wu
Ralph Carlsson ... Gunnar Björk
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Alexander Zalachenko
Hans Christian Thulin Hans Christian Thulin ... Dag Svensson (as Hans-Christian Thulin)
Jennie Silfverhjelm Jennie Silfverhjelm ... Mia Bergman
Per Oscarsson ... Holger Palmgren
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Swedish | Italian | English | French

Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Played with Fire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$904,998, 11 July 2010

Gross USA:

$9,081,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,570,336
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Engaging, effective sequel
27 November 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

I decided to go all-out and give myself the full Millennium experience by watching the TV miniseries (9 hours in total) over the space of three nights. As a result, these reviews are of the extended, three-hour editions of each film rather than the condensed, theatrical two-hour versions.

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE is a highly effective sequel that avoids the usual 'second film in a trilogy' syndrome. It's full of action and intriguing plot twists, and it takes hold of the original's storyline and builds and expands on it in a decent way.

I wouldn't say it's better than the first film - it lacks the novelty of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and it's very slightly less emotionally fulfilling - but it's nevertheless a superior piece of filmmaking. Bring on the third!


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