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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

Luftslottet som sprängdes (original title)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

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Daniel Alfredson

Writers:

Stieg Larsson (novel), Ulf Ryberg (screenplay) (as Ulf Rydberg)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Nyqvist ... Mikael Blomkvist
Noomi Rapace ... Lisbeth Salander
Lena Endre ... Erika Berger
Annika Hallin ... Annika Giannini
Jacob Ericksson ... Christer Malm
Sofia Ledarp Sofia Ledarp ... Malin Erikson
Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl ... Dr. Peter Teleborian
Micke Spreitz ... Ronald Niederman (as Mikael Spreitz)
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Alexander Zalachenko
Mirja Turestedt Mirja Turestedt ... Monica Figuerola
Niklas Falk Niklas Falk ... Edklinth
Hans Alfredson ... Evert Gullberg
Lennart Hjulström ... Fredrik Clinton
Jan Holmquist Jan Holmquist ... Hallberg
Niklas Hjulström Niklas Hjulström ... Ekström
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Storyline

After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past. Written by Anonymous

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Get ready for the final sting in the tale. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,737, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$5,190,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,498,108
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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While Lennart Hjulström's character Fredrik Clinton tries to decide what to do with Mikael Blomkvist while lying on the sofa in his office, above his head lays a copy of Serbian newspaper called "Novosti" dated January 22nd 2008. See more »

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the final section of the trilogy
17 June 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" ends the Millennium Trilogy from Swedish television.

Taking up where the second chapter left off, Lisbeth Salandar (Noomi Rapace) is in the hospital, recovering from her wounds. She's also under arrest. Her father, Alexander Zalachenko, survived and is in the same hospital. There is a move afoot to charge her with attempted murder but also to have her committed to a mental institution again.

Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) is devoting a special issue of Millennium to getting justice for Lisbeth. He soon learns that the people behind attempting to silence Lisbeth will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Mikael and Lisbeth work separately again to clear her name and keep her from being either imprisoned or committed.

Good ending to this trilogy, as it wraps up the story very nicely. Rapace's magnificent presence and total immersion into the role again dominates, with Nyqvist also excellent as Blomkvist, demonstrating his quiet determination to help Lisbeth.

Despite the pervasive dark atmosphere (which the story demands) and some really major violence in the first episode, which is not my thing, I really am very glad I watched the Swedish version of this trilogy and do not plan on viewing the American version. In fact, I'm not even sure why they're making it, except that no one in Hollywood is interested in doing anything original. The Swedish "The Girl" trio will be hard to beat.


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