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Nordic Noir
Noomi Rapace makes the character compulsively interesting

Garnering worldwide awards and acclaim equal to that of the book, in this first cinematic chapter we are introduced to Michael Nyqvist as the disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, and Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, the tattooed computer hacker with a photographic memory. Employed to investigate the disappearance of a member of the powerful Vanger clan, the pair’s increasingly dangerous quest leads them to uncover links to a number of decades-old grotesque murders, and a dark and appalling family history.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist
2009 | 153 mins | Thriller | Sweden
Swedish with English subtitles
Best Thriller & Best Actress, Empire Awards, 2009
Best Film Not in the English Language, BAFTA Awards, 2009
Audience Award, Best Actress & Best Film, Guldbagge Awards, 2009