The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19, 2016

Marathon the Millennium Trilogy with a “Cold Cases Trilogy Pass” and get a special discount ticket price of $25 ($15 for members) for all three films! Discount tickets good for trilogy films viewed same day only. Films within a trilogy viewed over multiple days do not qualify. Just select a ticket for the first showing in a trilogy—Sun Jun 19 at 12:25pm—and choose the appropriate $25/$15 ticket type when purchasing online; Trilogy tickets also available at the box office.

35mm print!

“A stylish thriller with real complexity, people with interesting faces, a sensational actress cast as an ambisexual Goth hacker heroine—the news about THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is nothing but good. Niels Arden Oplev directed this first of three feature films, in Swedish with English subtitles, to be adapted from the widely admired Millennium Trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson. The crime at the center of the mystery is the coldest of cases in a very cold climate. Forty years ago, a young woman named Harriet Vanger vanished during the course of a family gathering on a private island. Now her uncle, obsessed with her loss, has hired a disgraced journalist as his private detective, and instructed him to concentrate on the Vanger family, with its history of Fascist leanings and general nastiness.

“Michael Nyqvist plays the journalist, Mikael Blomkvist. He’s very good, a sophisticated actor who’s thoroughly comfortable in the role of an urban sophisticate. But all eyes, including his, are on Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, the tattooed—and in at least two ways tortured—young woman who hacks into Mikael’s life and becomes his uninvited co-investigator.

“Lisbeth is a mystery within the mystery. ‘How did you turn out this way?’ the journalist asks her, as well he might. The clues to that question are shockingly persuasive but inevitably incomplete. The mystery of what happened to Harriet Vanger is much more abstract, since she vanished so long ago, but the techniques involved in solving it are intriguing, a computer-age update of such classic films as Blowup (teasing out information from photographs), The Conversation and Blow Out (doing the same with sound recordings). And Mikael and Lisbeth are a matchlessly mismatched couple who complement each other all the same in what amounts to intimate file-sharing.” –Wall Street Journal

Part of the series Cold Cases: The Department Q Trilogy & the New Nordic Noir

  • Country Sweden/Denmark/Germany
  • Language In English and Swedish with English subtitles
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 152 minutes
  • Director Niels Arden Oplev
  • Cast Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist

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