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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

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 and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander 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.

DIRECTOR : Niels Arden Oplev
CAST : Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Haber, Ingvar Hirdwall, Christian Fiedler, Peter Andersson, Kalled Mustonen, Louise Ryme, Tehilla Blad, Gösta Bredefeldt, Linn Björlund, Lennart R. Svensson, Emil Almén, Julia Sporre, Jacob Ericksson, Reuben Sallmander, Pale Olofsson, Stefan Sauk, Margareta Stone, Annika Hallin, David Dencik, Gunnel Lindblom, Ewa Fröling, Sofia Ledarp, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Alexandra Pascalidou, Magnus Stenius, Mikael Rahm, Georgi Staykov, Tomas Köhler, Daniel Abreu, Isabella Isacson, Yasmine Garbi, Alexandra Hummingson, Fredrik Ohlsson, Barbro Enberg, Laura Lind, Karl Oscar Törnros, Marika Lagercrantz, Björn Granath, Henrik Knutsson, Lisbeth Åkerman, Jan Mybrand, Sofia Brattwall, Nina Norén, Willie Andréason


  • Winner - BAFTA Film Award 2011 - Best Film not in the English Language - Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev
  • Nominee - BAFTA Film Award 2011 - Best Leading Actress - Noomi Rapace
  • Nominee - BAFTA Film Award 2011 - Best Screenplay (Adapted) - Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel

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