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The Girl Who Played with Fire

September 18, 2009 | 129 minutes
Directed by: Daniel Alfredson | Written by: Jonas Frykberg, Ulf Ryberg | Literature: Stieg Larsson | Cinematography: Peter Mokrosinski | Editing: Mattias Morheden | Costume Design: Cilla Rörby | Production Design: Maria Håård, Jan Olof Ågren | Music: Jacob Groth
In the second installment of Stieg Larsson’s "Millennium" trilogy, Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace) and Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) are once again caught up in a brutal murder investigation. Blomkvist returns to Millennium intent on exposing a billion dollar sex trafficking ring. Then, a researcher and a Millennium journalist who are just about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered and Salander’s prints are found on the weapon.
Cast: Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist), Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander), Lena Endre (Erika Berger), Peter Andersson (Nils Bjurman), Michalis Koutsogiannakis (Dragan Armanskij), Annika Hallin (Annika Giannini), Sofia Ledarp (Malin Erikson), Jacob Ericksson (Christer Malm), Reuben Sallmander (Enrico Giannini)

Production Notes

Due to the critical and box office success of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, Yellow Bird decided to release the second and third adaptations, originally planned as television films, theatrically as well. “The Girl Who Played with Fire” was released in late 2009 in the Nordic countries and throughout 2010 around the world.

Critical reception was again positive, although some attested a step back in cinematic quality, obviously to the television feel the production endured for its original broadcasting plans. Yet, the second adaption made a whopping $67 million in release and paved the way for a lenghty promotional tour in which Noomi Rapace promoted the films in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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