The Girl Who Played with Fire is a 2009 crime thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson and the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, the second entry in his Millennium series.
The film follows Lisbeth Salander as she returns to Sweden after spending a year abroad. She falls under suspicion of having murdered a journalist and his girlfriend, as well as her own social services guardian, Nils Bjurman. Mikael Blomkvist has to do what he can to find her before the authorities do. (subtitled)
Lisbeth Salander purchases an apartment in Stockholm. On returning to Sweden after nearly a year living abroad, Salander reconnects with her best friend and former partner Miriam Wu and offers her free use of her old apartment in return for forwarding her mail. Later, Salander confronts Nils Bjurman after hacking into his mail and discovering that he has an appointment booked with a tattoo removal specialist. Threatening him with his own gun, she warns him not to remove the tattoo that she etched on his abdomen.
A sequel, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, was released two months later, on 27 November 2009.