The Girl Who Played with Fire

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Overview

The second installment of author Stieg Larsson's best-selling "Millennium" trilogy gets translated to the big screen with this tale of a prominent magazine publisher who launches a comprehensive investigation into Swedish sex trafficking and political corruption. The publisher of "Millennium" magazine, Mikael Blomkvist Michael Nyqvist has built an empire on his ability to shake up the establishment. Approached by a young journalist with evidence that high-ranking Swedish officials are involved in sex trafficking ...
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Overview

The second installment of author Stieg Larsson's best-selling "Millennium" trilogy gets translated to the big screen with this tale of a prominent magazine publisher who launches a comprehensive investigation into Swedish sex trafficking and political corruption. The publisher of "Millennium" magazine, Mikael Blomkvist Michael Nyqvist has built an empire on his ability to shake up the establishment. Approached by a young journalist with evidence that high-ranking Swedish officials are involved in sex trafficking and crimes against minors, the incensed magazine publisher launches a comprehensive investigation that threatens to implicate some of the most powerful politicians in the country. Noomi Rapace and Alexandra Eisenstein co-star.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • UPC: 705105742458
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Music Box Films
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:09:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 14,754

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
Yasmine Garbi Miriam Wu
Johan Kylen Jan Bublanski
Tanja Lorentzon Sonja Modig
Technical Credits
Daniel Alfredson Director
Jan Olof Ågren Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Tobias Åstrom Producer, Production Manager
Gunnar Carlsson Executive Producer
Anni Faurbye Fernandez Executive Producer
Jenny Fred Makeup
Jonas Frykberg Screenwriter
Jenny Gilbertsson Associate Producer
Jacob Groth Score Composer
Maria Haard Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Nalle Hansen Sound/Sound Designer
Anders Hörling Sound/Sound Designer
Lone Korslund Executive Producer
Tusse Lande Casting
Peter Mokrosinski Cinematographer
Mattias Morheden Editor
Peter Nadermann Executive Producer
Cilla Rorby Costumes/Costume Designer
Ole Sondberg Executive Producer
Soren Staermose Producer
Mikael Wallen Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Absolutely Delivers - worth every penny, euro or peso!

    I saw the first film with English subtitles (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/ Men Who Hate Women) before, so I had base info to watch this with only Swedish language (which I don't understand). So I was stunned, and then obsessed with how visually dynamic, clear and emotionally engrossing this story plays. Absolutely delivers better than first film as it evolves the story theme, and perfectly sets up the 3rd, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I did repeat with English subtitles to get all the details of the plot for third movie. So I got it on blu-ray, happy for the current 50% sale, and curious re English dubbing. I'm definitely reading the Stieg Larsson books now, and looking to see more of Noomi Rapace's work.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

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    Not as good as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    I recently read The Girl Who Played with Fire, and, all hopped up from watching David Fincher's version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, decided to watch the Swedish version of TGWPWF. I haven't seen The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. The 2nd and 3rd parts of the Millenium trilogy, both films were directed by Daniel Alfredson who happens to be the brother of Tomas Alfredson, the director of this year's beautifully made Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Adapted from John LeCarre's complex, suspenseful and ultimately, moving novel, I was curious to see what his brother would do with the very exciting and intricate plot machinations of The Girl who Played with Fire.

    I am a fan of what Neils Arden Oplev did with the first film and hoped that Alfredson would do just as well.
    In my opinion he didn't. I don't quibble with his lopping off a huge chunk at the beginning of the novel. It's interesting but left me asking why it was there. It seems so surperfluous. Perhaps it comes into play in volume three? In any case, the cut was necessary especially when you consider the book was about 650 pages long!
    Which is perhaps what went wrong; it's the usual lament - there's soooo much they have to leave out in films. Except in this case it wasn't quite so much the details left out as to the speed which was used to cover the material left in. There was absolutely no time to develop the relationships and story at all so what you ended up with was a "this happened then this happened then this happened" scenario that was simply unsatisfying.

    I actually think the material would have been much better served had it been done as a series! So we could spend time with Lisbeth as she goes on her Ikea spree - such good fun! And hang out at the Millenium offices a bit, see how important the story about the sex trade and sex trafficking they were investigating really is! Instead it was somewhat glossed over which is a pity.
    Plus I spent a good deal of time questioning whether one of the key bad guy characters was who he was supposed to be. "That can't be him!" I complained to my husband. "Shouldn't he be younger?" It was incredibly distracting! Yes, Lisbeth can still kick ass with the best of them and boy, is she a survivor. But I felt what was missing was true suspense and a feeling that it mattered. To Lisbeth. To Blomkvist. And to us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2011

    Great Movie!!!

    The movie is really great! The English dubbed version of it is a little hard to follow, but if you play it in Swedish with the English subscripts, it is much easier to follow along. Having said that, I probably wouldn't have bought it at Barnes and Noble if I didn't have a $10 gift card from a survey I did and a 20% off one item promotion code I found off the internet. Otherwise, it's cheaper anywhere else you look. I also wish I watched the prequel "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." before I saw this and loved it!

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