The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  

Original title:  Man Som Hatar Kvinnor

Sweden/Denmark/Germany/Norway, 2009.  , , , , , , , , , , , , .  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

A journalist is sued and arrested for making claims against a wealthy tycoon that the Swedish court deem libelous. Meanwhile, a violently tough young woman works for a security company and hacks into the journalist’s entire life, providing her superiors with all the necessary information for tracking his activities. These two individuals cross paths when he is hired by a reclusive aristocrat to solve the disappearance of a teenage girl in the 1960s, who vanished without a trace and hasn’t been heard from since, and she is for some reason inspired to help him out while tracking his computer activity. This adaptation of the novel by Stieg Larsson is a mesmerizing murder mystery that moves at a carefully slow pace and never loses hold of your attention. The violent scenes will be a lot for more sensitive audiences to take, but stick with it and enjoy as it unravels itself little by little until the satisfying ending; even if you have figured out its secrets before they become known, you’ll enjoy watching everything resolve itself.

European Film Award Nominations:  Best European Actress (Noomi Rapace); Best European Composer

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