The Girl who Played with Fire

The Girl who Played with Fire

The Girl who Played with Fire

Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Genre: Thriller/Foreign Language
Rated: MA 15+
Running Time: 129 minutes.

Synopsis: In this follow-up to Men Who Hate Women (a.k.a. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in the UK and the US), the focus falls on the character of Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace). Accused of a triple murder, she is drawn into tangled web of intrigue that leads back to her murky past, while Mikael Blomkvist does everything in his power to prove that she is innocent.

As Millennium fever takes hold of Australia after the acclaimed and phenomenonally successful 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', Larsson's trilogy ignites in thrilling fashion with this second installment. Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace continue to play the leading roles, accompanied by a very notable ensemble Swedish cast including Lena Endre, Peter Andersson and Per Oscarsson. The experienced Daniel Alfredson directs.

Stylish, intelligent, dark and action-packed, Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy will usher in the new thriller for the new decade...

The first film in the series, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, premiered in Scandinavia in early 2009 and has since enjoyed massive success in cinemas in Europe. It has been seen by a total of more than seven million viewers, of which 2.8 million in the Nordic region, 1.2 million in France and 1.5 million in Spain. In terms of total cinema takings, this makes The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo the third most successful non-English language film in the world this year. In the next few months the film will also be released in cinemas in Germany and the UK. It has been sold to more than thirty countries in total.

Following the success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in cinemas and the sale of more than 21 million copies of Stieg Larsson's books, there is a tremendous level of interest in The Girl WhoPlayed With Fire, both in Sweden and abroad. The film has already been released in Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and Switzerland and the number of visitors so far shows that the interest in the Millennium films continues to be very strong. Total number of visitors is already close to three million, with around 2.3 million in Scandinavia. In Spain, the film went straight to the second place on the box office after its opening weekend end of September.

The Girl Who Played With Fire is the second part in the Millennium trilogy written by the Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson (1954-2004). Since the first book (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) was released in Sweden 2005 the trilogy has become a major international hit with around 21 million copies sold in over 40 countries, including 3.5 million in Sweden, 3 million in France and 3.4 million in Spain.

The books in the trilogy have received several awards. The most notable ones are: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - received the Glass Key for Nordic Crime Novel of the Year in 2006 and the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year 2009. The Girl Who Played With Fire - Best Swedish Crime Novel 2006, awarded by The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest - received the Glass Key for Nordic Crime Novel of the Year in 2008

Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a journalist and editor-in-chief at the Swedish magazine Expo. He had previously spent 20 years working at the Swedish news bureau TT. He was one of the world's leading experts on anti-democratic, right wing extremism and Nazi movements. In 2005 he made his debut with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, published by Norstedts publishing house. He died suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2004, a while before the first part of the Millennium Trilogy made its debut.

Release Date: September 23rd, 2010


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