The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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Author Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" winds to a close with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, director Daniel Alfredson's adaptation of the best-selling novel following punky protagonist Lisbeth Salander Noomi Rapace as she fights to prove that she's innocent of committing multiple murders. As Lisbeth lies in intensive care, the corrupt officials in high office attempt to take advantage of her incapacitated state by accusing her of murder. But fiercely independent Lisbeth isn't about to play the ...
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Overview

Author Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" winds to a close with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, director Daniel Alfredson's adaptation of the best-selling novel following punky protagonist Lisbeth Salander Noomi Rapace as she fights to prove that she's innocent of committing multiple murders. As Lisbeth lies in intensive care, the corrupt officials in high office attempt to take advantage of her incapacitated state by accusing her of murder. But fiercely independent Lisbeth isn't about to play the scapegoat, and the more her accusers work to ruin her life, the harder she and her loyal friend Mikael Blomkvist Michael Nyqvist must push back to prove them wrong.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
The story of Lisbeth Salander comes to a satisfying close in this third entry of the original Swedish film series based on Stieg Larsson's best-selling novels. Once again, deliberate pacing wins the day, with intricate plotting taking center stage rather than thriller genre trappings. If there's a downside, it's due to the author's choice to replace mystery with meaty courtroom dramatics. One can't help but feel a bit antsy, yet the few nail-biting sequences in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest keep the film's heartbeat alive. As was the case with the previous installments, the actors and the characters they inhabit will be the real draw for most viewers. Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist continue to be the true stunners of the series. Rapace is given the tough task of being stationary for most of the film, as her Lisbeth character spends much of the time recovering in a hospital bed after escaping the murderous clutches of her father in The Girl Who Played With Fire. Soon the enigmatic character who has always stayed off the radar finds herself confined -- first to the hospital bed, then a jail, and finally the courtroom, where she's put on trial for attempted murder. Meanwhile, Nyqvist's Mikael Blomkvist character is working in tandem with his magazine and a government task force to clear Lisbeth's name and bust the conspiratorial group that has been running it through the mud. It's no shock that everyone who deserves it gets theirs in the end. As for Lisbeth, the tough-as-nails punk aesthetic that gained her such notoriety is back in spades. Despite Rapace and Nyqvist basically being away from each other for two-thirds of most of the series, their reunion is treated with remarkably quiet restraint. The allure of the Blomkvist character continues to be a fascinating mixture of role and performance, this time oozing urgency as the belt is tightened around anything connected to Lisbeth. Other than the stars, Annika Hallin and Lena Endre lead a stellar supporting cast through the proceedings and help give a nice stamp on what has been one hell of a densely adapted series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • UPC: 705105742557
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Music Box Films
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 2:09:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 34,329

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Noomi Rapace Lisbeth Salander
Michael Nyqvist Mikael Blomkvist
Annika Hallin Annika Giannini
Per Oscarsson Holger Palmgren
Lena Endre Erika Berger
Peter Andersson Nils Bjurman
Jacob Ericksson Christer Malm
Sofia Ledarp Malin Eriksson
Johan Kylen Jan Bublanski
Tanja Lorentzon Sonja Modig
Mirja Turestedt Monica Figuerola
Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl Peter Teleborian
Magnus Krepper Hans Fastte
Michalis Koutsogiannakis Dragan Armanskij
Niklas Hjulstrom Richard Ekström
Hans Alfredson Evert Gullberg
Micke Spreitz Ronald Niedermann
Lennart Hjulström
Gyorgi Staykov Alexander Zalachenko
Niklas Falk
Tina Berg Nurse
Goran Sjogren
Technical Credits
Daniel Alfredson Director
Jan Olof Ågren Production Designer
Jan-Olof Ägren Art Director
Tobias Åstrom Production Manager
Gunnar Carlsson Executive Producer, Production Manager
Lisa Eriksdotter Asst. Director
Anni Faurbye Fernandez Executive Producer
Jenny Fred Makeup
Jenny Gilbertsson Associate Producer
Jacob Groth Score Composer
Maria Haard Production Designer
Nalle Hansen Sound/Sound Designer
Anders Hörling Sound/Sound Designer
Hakan Karlsson Editor
Lone Korslund Executive Producer, Production Manager
Tusse Lande Casting
Love Larson Makeup
Peter Mokrosinski Cinematographer
Peter Nadermann Executive Producer
Cilla Rorby Costumes/Costume Designer
Ulf Ryberg Screenwriter
Ole Sondberg Executive Producer
Soren Staermose Producer
Kerstin Sundberg Asst. Director
Mikael Wallen Executive Producer
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  • Posted January 30, 2011

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    Spectacular Movie!!!

    I went and bought this movie the day it came out and I ABSOLUTLY loved it! This movie went right along with the books. (which are amazing) The actors/actresses did a great portrayal as the characters. Noomi Rapace was amazing as Lisbeth Salander, I absolutly love her! Great movie and I highly recomend reading the books too!

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    This final installment in the cinematic version of the Millenniu

    This final installment in the cinematic version of the Millennium trilogy is something of a disappointment. As the last part of the fascinating story of Lisbeth Salander, the film provides a satisfying and credible conclusion to her tale of abuse, intrigue, espionage, and skullduggery. As a movie, however, the film falls flat—primarily because Stieg Larsson’s last book in the trilogy is packed with behind-the-scenes exposition and tons of internal monologues that simply don’t translate well to the screen. The plot details here are beside the point—if you’re a fan of the first two books and/or movies, you know the background and you know what’s come before, so there are really very few surprises. What’s missing from the film is the artistry and the drama that propelled the novel. The action scenes are few and far between, and they’re decidedly less than gripping. The Millennium trilogy, which started with such a bang, ends with a mere whimper.

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