The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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Still of Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestStill of Michael Nyqvist in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 7.0/10 (19,459 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Daniel Alfredson

Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre

After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past.

Writers: Ulf Ryberg, Stieg Larsson


Michael Nyqvist

Mikael Blomkvist

Noomi Rapace

Lisbeth Salander

Lena Endre

Erika Berger

Annika Hallin

Annika Giannini

Jacob Ericksson

Christer Malm

Sofia Ledarp

Malin Erikson

Anders Ahlbom

Dr. Peter Teleborian

(as Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl)

Micke Spreitz

Ronald Niedermann

(as Mikael Spreitz)

Georgi Staykov

Alexander Zalachenko

Mirja Turestedt

Monica Figuerola

Niklas Falk


Hans Alfredson

Evert Gullberg

Lennart Hjulström

Fredrik Clinton

Jan Holmquist


Niklas Hjulström



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Release Date: 27 November 2009

Filming Locations: Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden

Box Office Details

Budget: €4,000,000


Opening Weekend: $CAD195,630
(2 May 2010)

Gross: $5,186,974
(13 February 2011)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The character Gullberg is played by Hans Alfredson, father of the director Daniel Alfredson.


Revealing mistakes:
In the hospital Lisbeth's nasal canula is on upside down. The tab always goes on the upper lip.

User Review

Exciting recapitulation of the Millennium trilogy

Rating: 8/10

Perspective: I am 25, Danish (thus understanding Swedish) and have not
read the books.

The final movie covering Stieg Larssons Millennium trilogy ties all the
pieces together and explains the deeper reasons for Lisbeth Salanders
unreasonable treatment by society.

Compared to its predecessors, I found the first movie highly gripping
for its unique roughness and interesting characters, while the sequel
didn't really catch me due to a plain storyline and little creativity.
This movie however is back on track, keeping a good pace of events and

If you have already followed Salander and Blomkvist during the previous
books/movies, you will surely enjoy watching how the conspiracy is
being unraveled through intense investigations and court trials. You
will experience how the opposition crumble beneath Salander and
Blomkvists combined efforts at exposing and confronting the deeper
reasons for Salanders struggles, and how they piece the puzzle together
to clear her name and taking down the shady factions of society.

The movie has a nice level of well thought out detail, but also a
several logical breaches. You leave the cinema with a feeling of
wanting to know much more about how the initial conspiracy evolved and
how parts of the investigation (not involving the key characters) is
carried out. This is likely due to the dept of Stieg Larssons books,
being impossible to portrait in just 150 swift minutes. This may
eventually be a teaser lurking me into reading the books.