The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 crime thriller film directed by Niels Arden Oplev from a screenplay by Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, the first entry in his Millennium series.
A deeply suspenseful thriller with many a twist as Lisbeth goes down a very sordid and corrupt rabbit hole.
In December 2002, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of independent magazine Millennium, loses a libel case involving unproven allegations that he published about billionaire financier Hans-Erik Wennerström, and is sentenced to three months in prison. Lisbeth Salander, a freelance surveillance agent and hacker, is hired by Henrik Vanger, the patriarch of the wealthy Vanger family, to conduct a background check on Blomkvist.
Noomi Rapace is by far the better Lisbeth Salander than the one in the American version, which is a pale imitation of this original.
(Mirror English dub)