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The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

Oct 14th             Daniel Alfredson                  Sweden  2009               Cert 15
 
The first two films were very popular with our audiences so we are now offering you the chance to complete the Millenium trilogy staying close to the books written by Stieg Larsson.
 
Under police guard in hospital, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is charged with murder and awaits trial. Cut off from all communication with the outside world, she must rely on journalist and former lover, Mikael Blomkvist (Micahel Nyqvist) to prove her innocence and expose the political cover up that threatens to destroy her freedom. In his way stands a mysterious group who will go to any lengths to keep the shocking truth of their actions a secret.
 
Now this run of adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s novels is concluded — the series may have carried on but for his death — it feels like a self-contained film (Millennium: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) followed by one long movie split in two. Daniel Alfredson simultaneously directed The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest as a TV mini-series and two films; this picks up from a near-cliffhanger, the heroine traumatised after being shot in the head and buried alive. Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace), super-genius and spiky Goth punkette, is also finally in the hands of the authorities who have systematically ruined her life and faces recommittal to the asylum where she was abused. So, in the great serial tradition, things do not look good...

Unusually for a trilogy, this set offers three different styles: Dragon Tattoo is a leisurely mystery, Played With Fire is an action thriller, and Hornets’ Nest is a paranoid conspiracy tale with courtroom drama thrown in.