The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
This Swedish film has a long and complex plot, but basically involves a resourceful and violent female computer hacker who teams up with a disgraced financial journalist to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman forty years ago. Expect graphic sex and violence scenes. In Swedish language with English subtitles.

152 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Sex, Violence).
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.

Tell me who you are!
Tell me who you are!


Michale Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lene Endre, Peter Haber, Sven-Bertil Taube
Niels Arden Oplev
ScreenplayNikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, from the novel by Stieg Larsson
MusicJacob Groth
CinematographyJens Fischer, Eric Kress
EditingAnne Østerud
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2009
Produced byA consortium of Scandanavian companies

Official Site | IMDB page
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreMystery, drama
LanguageStrong, occasional
NudityInfrequent, once scene in sexual context
SexFrequent moderate sexual innuendo, occasional strongly implied sex scenes
ViolenceStrong, frequent, gory, graphic, explicit, detailed, includes two prolonged rape scenes and torture
Drug abuseMild tobacco and alcohol
CommentsThere's a lot of threat, menace and suspense in this movie.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconEnter the dragon
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconSweedse fliek is flink en vaardige uitklophou
Cape Times
Sheri Linden quote iconDark history lesson
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a compelling thriller to begin with, but it adds the rare quality of having a heroine more fascinating than the story.
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThis is exploitation filmmaking masquerading as a primer for empowerment.
Rottentomatoes critics
156 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIts graphic violence and sprawling length will prove too much for some viewers to take, but Noomi Rapace's gripping performance makes The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo an unforgettable viewing experience.

What the People say

26818 Netizens quote iconA captivating piece of cinema!

Average .. 67%



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