Friday, February 21, 2014

The Girl Who Played with Fire



2009 Swedish/Danish/German Feature
Alternate Title: Flickan som lekte med elden

Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Annika Hallin, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Sofia Ledarp, Jacob Ericksson and Reuben Sallmander
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Writer: Jonas Frykberg, based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

Synopsis:
After magazine publisher Mikael Blomkvist launches an exposé of the Swedish sex trade, hacker Lisbeth Salander becomes the prime suspect when two journalists are murdered.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 69% / Audience: 68%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 66% / Audience: 6.8%
  • Movie Dearest rating: B

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second novel in his best-selling Millennium series, was first published in 2006.
  • Casting Call: Dolph Lundgren.
  • 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.
  • An American remake (a sequel to the 2011 US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is currently in development.

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