The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The first of the Thursday’s themes is the Millenium Trilogy. The first movie being The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (rating: 8.5/10) and, just to be clear, the version we are suggesting here is the original Swedish one, starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, not the arrogant 2011 attempt to the same adaptation by David Fincher.

What can I say? The Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson is probably the best thriller I have ever read and this adaptation it’s really good. Of course, the books are so beautiful (and thick) that any movie based on them cannot be perfect. This said, this one is good! Noomi Rapace is just the perfect Lisbeth Salander, she nails the character totally and her performance is magnetic to say the least.

You should totally watch this if you like strong thrillers and if you are fascinated by Scandinavia, as personally this marked the starting point for my mild(?!) obsession with Scandinavian cinema. And since right now I’m in Copenaghen, here you go, today’s choice was obvious.

The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, first of the Millenium Trilogy, directed by Niels Arden Oplev. To be followed.


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