The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Review: A shamed journalist who is a young female hacker is hired to investigate the disappearance of a prominent industrialist’s niece who has been dead for forty years.
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Actors: Michael Nyqvist, Ewa Froling, Lena Endre, Noomi Rapace, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Haber, Peter Andersson, Marika Lagercrantz, Ingvar Hirdwall, Bjorn Granath, Annika Hallin, David Dencik and Nina Noren
Year: 2009
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
Adapted from a novel by Swedish author Steig Larsson. This is one book I have actually read and the film is very faithful to the novel. This is the first book in what is named a Millennium Trilogy. The other two are called The Girl who Played with Fire and also The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Also, both of the other books have also been made into films and all came out in the same year (2009). I can’t say that I particularly enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The film itself has many twists and turns in it. It is a somewhat peculiar taste. It is a very hard film to watch in a way that it is very dark and grim. There are some scenes in this that are very hard to take and wouldn’t have wanted them to go any further. In this I mean violent scenes. This film is rated an 18 certificate by the BBFC. I thought that the actors all did a fantastic job acting in a film which wasn’t easy to film. Agneta, Lisbeth’s mother, is played by Nina Noren, who is actually the real mother of Noomi Rapace. For Noomi Rapace to prepare for this role she was on a strict diet, took kick boxing lessons, and had her eyebrow and nose pierced. She prepared this in total for seven months. At the Bafta Awards in 2011 this won for Best Film not in the English Language. 


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