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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

11:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010 |

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a crime thriller with a twist. the film is based on an award-winning crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, the first in his "Millennium Trilogy”. The film stars Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist and Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander.

Audiences have been intrigued by this Swedish thriller. They feel that the gritty characters are perfectly offset by the beautiful Swedish countryside and dark music score. Despite the film being in Swedish and using subtitles many viewers found they were able to follow the plot well.

Blomkvist is hired by Henrik Vanger who wants him to solve the disappearance, thirty-seven years ago, of Vanger's great-niece when she was sixteen. Vanger is convinced that the girl was killed by someone in his family. Blomkvist is ultimately helped in his quest by Lisbeth Salander, a young punk who has been victimized or misunderstood by those in authority throughout her whole life, but who is also a brilliant computer hacker and has a photographic memory. The unlikely couple become a classic detective pair.

The title of the film and book in Swedish is Män som hatar kvinnor, which translates to Men Who Hate Women in English.

Cinema Release 2009
Certificate 18
Available on DVD and Blue Ray

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