Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



2009 Swedish/Danish/German/Norwegian Feature
Alternate Title: Män som hatar kvinnor

Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Haber, Peter Andersson, Marika Lagercrantz, Björn Granath and Ewa Fröling
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Writers: Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg, based on the book by Stieg Larsson

Synopsis:
Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided by the brilliant but damaged surveillance agent Lisbeth Salander in his search for a woman who has been missing — or dead — for forty years.

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  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language; also nominated for Best Actress (Rapace) and Adapted Screenplay.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film; also nominated for Best Actress (Rapace).
  • European Film Awards Audience Award.
  • Guldbagge Awards for Best Film and Actress (Rapace) and Audience Award.
  • Movie Dearest Award Honorable Mentions for Foreign Film of the Year and Woman of the Year (Rapace).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Stieg Larsson's original novel is the first book of his Millennium series trilogy. First published in 2005, it became a best-seller in Europe and the United States.
  • The original Swedish title, Män som hatar kvinnor, literally translates as Men Who Hate Women.
  • French premium pay television channel Canal+ aired extended versions of all three movies as a mini-series in 2010. A home video set of all six parts of the miniseries was released on DVD and Blu-ray the following year.

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