A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Genre : Crime/Thriller
Country : Sweden/Denmark/Germany
Michael Nyqvist : Mikael Blomkvist
Peter Haber : Martin Vanger
Noomi Rapace : Lisbeth Salander
Niels Arden Oplev
Also known as : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Afterreading Stieg Larsson’s bestseller in one go, I immediately got this first part and certainly I wasn’t disappointed. Great acting from Noomi Rapace. In my opinion it looks like Niels Arden Oplev made a movie resembling the book in general terms. Some scenes are just as I imagined it while reading the book. The part where she takes revenge on Bjurman, who by coincidence has become her guardian, and who takes care of her finances in return for certain services, is so explicit and to the point.
The atmosphere and locations located in wintry Sweden are also facets that made it an entertaining film. I haven’t watched the American version, because I’m sure this will be a film that’ll have American proportions : much bigger, more spectacular and exaggerated.