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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The

About the Film

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber, Sven-Bertil Taube
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Release Date: 03/19/10

Reactions

"A mind-bending and mesmerizing thriller that takes its time unlocking one mystery only to uncover another, all to chilling and immensely satisfying effect." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"This dynamite thriller shivers with suspense. Haunting and hypnotic." - Rolling Stone

"4 Stars! Lisbeth is as compelling as any movie character in recent memory." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"A stylish thriller with real complexity, people with interesting faces, and a sensational actress - the news about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is nothing but good". -The Wall Street Journal

Awards & Festivals

  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2011 Saturn Award Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2011 Saturn Award Nominee - Best International Film
  • Winner! BAFTA Awards 2011 Film Award - Best Film not in the English Language
  • BAFTA Awards 2011 Film Award Nominee - Best Leading Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • BAFTA Awards 2011 Film Award Nominee - Best Screenplay (Adapted), Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
  • Winner! Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Critics Choice Award - Best Foreign Language Film, Niels Arden Oplev
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Critics Choice Awards Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 Nominee - Breakthrough Film Artist, Noomi Rapace
  • Chlotrudis Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Adapted Screenplay, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
  • Winner! Empire Awards, UK 2011 - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Empire Awards, UK 2011 - Best Thriller
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards 2011 ALFS Award Nominee - Actress of the Year, Noomi Rapace
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2011 Golden Reel Award Nominee - Best Sound Editing
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Film Not in the English Language
  • Winner! Portland International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature, Niels Arden Oplev
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2010 - 2nd Place, Best Foreign-Language Film
  • Winner! Guldbagge Awards 2010 - Audience Award, Niels Arden Oplev
  • Winner! Guldbagge Awards 2010 - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Guldbagge Awards 2010 - Best Film, Søren Stærmose
  • Guldbagge Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Cinematography
  • Guldbagge Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Sven-Bertil Taube
  • Winner! Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2010 - Sierra Award, Best Foreign Film
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2010 Sierra Award Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Palm Springs International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature, Niels Arden Oplev
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Winner! Satellite Awards 2010 - Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Satellite Awards 2010 - Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film, Sweden
  • Satellite Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Screenplay, Adapted, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Winner! Wisconsin Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Narrative Film, Niels Arden Oplev
  • European Film Awards 2009 Nominee - Audience Award, Niels Arden Oplev
  • European Film Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • European Film Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Composer 
  • Amanda Awards, Norway 2009 Nominee - Best Foreign Feature Film, Niels Arden Oplev

Cast & Crew

Cast

Mikael Blomkvist: MICHAEL NYQVIST
Lisbeth Salander: NOOMI RAPACE
Annika Giannini: ANNIKA HALLIN
Holger Palmgren: PER OSCARSSON
Erika Berger: LENA ENDRE
Henrik Vanger: SVEN-BERTIL TAUBE
Martin Vanger: PETER HABER
Celia Vanger: EWA FROLING
Nils Bjurman: PETER ANDERSSON
Christer Malm: JACOB ERICKSSON
Malin Eriksson: SOFIA LEDARP
Jan Bublanski: JOHAN KYLÉN
Dragan Armansky: MICHALIS KOUTSOGIANNAKIS

Crew

Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Screenplay: Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel, Stieg Larsson (novel)
Producer: Sören Staermose
Cinematography: Eric Kress DFF
Editors: Anne Østerud and Jannus Billeskov Jansen
Production Designer: Niels Sejer
Casting: Tusse Lande
Costume: Cilla Rörby
Composer: Jacob Groth



Technical Info

Production Year: 2009
Release Date: 03/19/10
Countries of Production: Sweden
Languages: Swedish
Running Time: 2h 32m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Rating: R

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Awards & Festivals

  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2011 Saturn Award Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2011 Saturn Award Nominee - Best International Film
  • Winner! BAFTA Awards 2011 Film Award - Best Film not in the English Language
  • BAFTA Awards 2011 Film Award Nominee - Best Leading Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • BAFTA Awards 2011 Film Award Nominee - Best Screenplay (Adapted), Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
  • Winner! Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Critics Choice Award - Best Foreign Language Film, Niels Arden Oplev
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2011 Critics Choice Awards Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 Nominee - Breakthrough Film Artist, Noomi Rapace
  • Chlotrudis Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Adapted Screenplay, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
  • Winner! Empire Awards, UK 2011 - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Empire Awards, UK 2011 - Best Thriller
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards 2011 ALFS Award Nominee - Actress of the Year, Noomi Rapace
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2011 Golden Reel Award Nominee - Best Sound Editing
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Film Not in the English Language
  • Winner! Portland International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature, Niels Arden Oplev
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2010 - 2nd Place, Best Foreign-Language Film
  • Winner! Guldbagge Awards 2010 - Audience Award, Niels Arden Oplev
  • Winner! Guldbagge Awards 2010 - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Guldbagge Awards 2010 - Best Film, Søren Stærmose
  • Guldbagge Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Cinematography
  • Guldbagge Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Sven-Bertil Taube
  • Winner! Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2010 - Sierra Award, Best Foreign Film
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2010 Sierra Award Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Palm Springs International Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature, Niels Arden Oplev
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Winner! Satellite Awards 2010 - Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Noomi Rapace
  • Winner! Satellite Awards 2010 - Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film, Sweden
  • Satellite Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Screenplay, Adapted, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
  • Winner! Wisconsin Film Festival 2010 Audience Award - Best Narrative Film, Niels Arden Oplev
  • European Film Awards 2009 Nominee - Audience Award, Niels Arden Oplev
  • European Film Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Actress, Noomi Rapace
  • European Film Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Composer 
  • Amanda Awards, Norway 2009 Nominee - Best Foreign Feature Film, Niels Arden Oplev

Reactions

"A mind-bending and mesmerizing thriller that takes its time unlocking one mystery only to uncover another, all to chilling and immensely satisfying effect." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"This dynamite thriller shivers with suspense. Haunting and hypnotic." - Rolling Stone

"4 Stars! Lisbeth is as compelling as any movie character in recent memory." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"A stylish thriller with real complexity, people with interesting faces, and a sensational actress - the news about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is nothing but good". -The Wall Street Journal

Detailed Film Info

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. Author Stieg Larsson, who died suddenly in 2004, left behind three unpublished novels, known as the "Millennium" trilogy, which have become a global sensation, elevating Larsson to the world's second best-selling author last year (behind ??The Kite Runner??’s Khaled Hosseini). ??The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?? is one of the decade's major literary success stories, selling over 8,000,000 copies worldwide, and the film adaptation is the highest grossing Swedish film in history and 2009's highest-grossing European production.

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