Synopsis: A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing — or dead — for forty years by a young female hacker.
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace
Supporting actors: Lena Endre, Peter Haber, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Andersson, Ingvar Hirdwall, Marika Lagercrantz, BjÃ¶rn Granath, Ewa FrÃ¶ling, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Annika Hallin, Sofia Ledarp, Tomas KÃ¶hler, David Dencik, Stefan Sauk, GÃ¶sta Bredefeldt, Fredrik Ohlsson, Jacob Ericksson, Gunnel Lindblom, Barbro Enberg, Reuben Sallmander
Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Studio: Music Box Films
Serious Jest: (Must See) I had the benefit of watching this film without knowing what it was about, so I won’t tip you off beyond the synopsis above…but I will strongly recommend that you see this movie at some point. Some parts of the film are just pretty good and interesting…the rest of the film is downright awesome. Beware, it doesn’t pull many punches, and can be pretty brutal; but you will probably be on the edge of your seat throughout, in a good way. Rapace very competently portrayed the weird, strong anti-heroine, which was key because so much of this film relies on what’s going on behind her steely, expressionless gaze…her performance lives in the eyes…she really should’ve shaved those pits, though…seeing her hairy underarms was one of the most disturbing parts of the movie for me. Still, this is one of the best girl-power films I’ve ever watched. I’m putting on my Susan B. Anthony button as I type this. I’m going to have to set some time aside in the future and watch the American version so I can see what it did differently…but I’m going to need a while to recover from the little bits of innocence that died inside me during this film.