The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


2h 38m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Mikael Blomkvist is a financial reporter determined to restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Engaged by one of Sweden's wealthiest industrialists, Henrik Vanger, to get to the bottom of the long-ago disappearance of his beloved niece, Harriet - murdered, Vanger believes, by a member of his large family - the journalist heads to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, unaware of what awaits him. At the same time, Lisbeth Salander, an unusual but ingenious investigator with Milton Security, is hired to do a background check on Blomkvist, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Mikael in his investigation of who killed Harriet Vanger. Though Lisbeth shields herself from a world that has repeatedly betrayed her, her hacking skills and single-minded focus become invaluable. While Mikael goes face-to-face with the tight-lipped Vangers, Lisbeth plies the wired shadows. They begin to trace a chain of homicides from the past into the present, forging a fragile strand of trust even as they are pulled into the most savage currents of modern crime.

Film Details

Also Known As
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Millenium Les hommes qui n'aimaient pas les femmes, Millénium: Les hommes qui n'aimaient pas les femmes, Verblendung
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Blur Studio Inc.; Colorworks; Columbia Pictures; Digital Domain; Eden Fx; Film Rites; For Stars Catering; Light Iron Digital, Llc; Madison Gate Records; Method Studios; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Reliance Mediaworks; Savage Visual Effects; Scarlet Letters; Scott Rudin Productions; Skywalker Sound; The Loop Squad; Yellow Bird
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) (MGM )/Sony Pictures Releasing; METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/SONY PICTURES RELEASING; Acme Film; C.A. Cinematografica Blancica; Columbia Pictures; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Eone; Forum; Intercom; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Sena; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Stockholm, Sweden, USA; Sweden; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 38m

Synopsis

Mikael Blomkvist is a financial reporter determined to restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Engaged by one of Sweden's wealthiest industrialists, Henrik Vanger, to get to the bottom of the long-ago disappearance of his beloved niece, Harriet - murdered, Vanger believes, by a member of his large family - the journalist heads to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, unaware of what awaits him. At the same time, Lisbeth Salander, an unusual but ingenious investigator with Milton Security, is hired to do a background check on Blomkvist, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Mikael in his investigation of who killed Harriet Vanger. Though Lisbeth shields herself from a world that has repeatedly betrayed her, her hacking skills and single-minded focus become invaluable. While Mikael goes face-to-face with the tight-lipped Vangers, Lisbeth plies the wired shadows. They begin to trace a chain of homicides from the past into the present, forging a fragile strand of trust even as they are pulled into the most savage currents of modern crime.

Crew

Timothy D. Ackers

Painter

Bjorn Afzelius

Song Performer

Bjorn Afzelius

Song

Kimberly Aguirre

Payroll Accountant

Alf Håkan åkesson

Song

Christian åkesson

Production Assistant

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tim Alexander

Modelmaker

Tim Alexander

Modelmaker

Carlos Alfaro

Rotoscope Artist

Khalil Alharbiti

Production Coordinator

Boris Vergara Alvarez

Production Assistant

Kirsten Anderson

Accountant

Fredrik Andersson

Production Assistant

Kristoffer Andersson

Props Buyer

Jan Andreen

Set Production Assistant

Ernst Anschütz

Song

Michael D Antunez

Transportation Captain

Nathan Antunez

Transportation Co-Captain

Cristina Araujo

Costumer

Stephanie Von Arnold

Set Production Assistant

Frida Arvidsson

Art Director

Viviane Assaad

Rotoscope Artist

Filip Aston

Production Assistant

Eva Båge

Art Department Coordinator

Lara Baldwin

Unit Production Manager

Eric Barba

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kirk Baxter

Editor

Dan Beals

Production Assistant

Eric Beaver

Compositor

Joel Behrens

Compositor

Aimar Andre Bergan

Electric

Malin Bergdahl

Craft Service

Tobbe Bergelv

Special Effects Technician

Magnus Berggren

Production Assistant

Eric Berglund

Song

Victoria Bergsman

Song

Eleonor Bergström

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tina Bergström

Location Coordinator

Kristan Berona

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Lisa Beroud

Visual Effects Producer

Ludwig Bile

Production Assistant

Maria Billberg

Location Manager

Gusten Blick

Special Effects Technician

Kris Bochum

Second Assistant Accountant

Charles Bolwell

Visual Effects Coordinator

Caroline Bonaldi

Costumer

Anahi E Borde

Transportation Captain

Åsa Boström

Wardrobe Supervisor

Baldur Bragason

Photography

Luis Bramsen

Special Effects Technician

Anika Brandl

Assistant Location Manager

Anton Brännlund

Production Assistant

Joel Brännlund

Production Assistant

Michael W Brennan

Dolly Grip

Thom Brennan

Foley Editor

Sara Brobert

Props

Johan Broomé

Props Buyer

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Todd Bryant

Stunts

Arnold Bucher

Location Manager

Daniel Buck

Visual Effects

Meret Burger

Line Producer

Donald Graham Burt

Production Designer

Eli Bush

Coproducer

Trey Howard Butts

Assistant Property Master

Howard Cabalfin

Rotoscope Artist

Sammy Cahn

Song

Charlie Campbell

Art Director

Lorrie Campbell

Set Designer

Steven Cardwell

Assistant

Christine Carnegie

Rotoscope Artist

Gary Carrillo

Digital Effects

Mark Carver

Rotoscope Artist

Patricia Castellanos

Still Photographer

Ceán Chaffin

Producer

Rachel La Chenardière

Transportation Captain

Niclas Christenson

Production Assistant

Michael Clauss

Song

Nicholas Clow

Song

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound Effects Editor

John T Connor

Assistant Camera

Michael Coo

Key Grip

Ben Cooke

Stunt Coordinator

Jonah Coombes

Location Manager

Shelley Courte

3-D Artist

Steve Cremin

Special Effects Coordinator

Jeff Cronenweth

Other

Jeff Cronenweth

Director Of Photography

David Cross

Best Boy Grip

Andrea D'amico

Visual Effects Producer

Robin D'arcy

Visual Effects Producer

Max Daly

Researcher

Jim Davidson

Associate Producer

Jim Davidson

Production Controller

Jim Davidson

Production Controller

Jim Davidson

Associate Producer

Adam Davis

Art Director

Michael Debeer

3-D Artist

Lori Delapp

Costume Supervisor

Karl Denham

Visual Effects

Christos Dervenis

Unit Production Manager

Jacob Dewitt

Stunts

Edgar Diaz

Rotoscope Artist

Lotta Dinäss

Assistant Art Director

Lisa A Doyle

Costumer

Daniel Dupre

Rotoscope Artist

Marie Ebbing

Music Editor

Eric Ebling

Digital Effects Artist

Rikard Edlund

Song Performer

Rikard Edlund

Song

Linn Eklund

Set Costumer

Jennie Ekström

Costumer

Edward Elgar

Song

Coya Elliot

Sound Effects Editor

Brett Ellis

Digital Effects Artist

Jossa Elmqvist

Painter

Allan Elsass

Special Effects Technician

Thomas J Embree

Chief Lighting Technician

Florian Engelhardt

Assistant Director

Enya

Song

Enya

Song Performer

Rita Eriksen

Song Performer

Caroline Eriksson

Set Production Assistant

Chatrine Eriksson

Electric

Jonas Eriksson

Song

Martinus Eriksson

Location Manager

Veronika Eriksson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Johanna Ernst

On-Set Dresser

Thomas Esmeralda

Matte Painter

Erik Von Essen

Production Assistant

Kenny Jack Evans

Digital Artist

Sean Andrew Faden

Visual Effects Supervisor

Steve Fagerquist

Compositor

Theresa Falck

Production Assistant

Katie Fellion

Film Lab

Anni Faurbye Fernandez

Executive Producer

Desirae Ferrer

Production Assistant

Bryan Ferry

Song

David Fields

Hair Stylist

Malcolm Fife

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Catrin Fock

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jocke Fors

Special Effects Foreman

Tuva Fors

Set Production Assistant

Julia Forssell

Craft Service

Malte Forssell

Line Producer

Malte Forssell

Line Producer

K C Fox

Set Decorator

Jens Bo Fraek

Rigging Electrician

Jenny Fred

Hair & Makeup

Janet Freedland

Rotoscope Artist

Josefin Frick

Office Production Assistant

Matt Fuller

3-D Artist

Henning Furst

Song

Erik Gamache

Animator

Daniel Garcia

3-D Artist

Serge Garc¿a

Production Assistant

Scott Gastellu

Compositor

Brian Gazdik

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jonatan Gedda

Assistant Property Master

Mimmi Gedda

Set Costumer

Maciej Giemza

Electric

Andrew Godoski

Production Assistant

Juan S. Gomez

Visual Effects

Nathalie Gonthier

Rotoscope Artist

Claudio Gonzalez

Rotoscope Artist

Ben Goode

Rigging Electrician

Simone Grau

On-Set Dresser

Michael Gray

Song

Jonathan Green

Matte Painter

Morgan Griffiths

Rotoscope Artist

Karl Grön

Production Assistant

Rikard Gronvall

Painter

Finnur Gudjonsson

Best Boy Electric

Scott Guitteau

Sound Effects Editor

Holly Gunn

Rotoscope Artist

Martin Gustafson

Assistant Location Manager

Paul Gustavsson

Property Master

Tommy Gutman

Assistant Property Master

Dan Hagman

Production Assistant

Marcus Hagwall

Assistant Camera

Tove Wikander Halkiewicz

On-Set Dresser

Emil Hall

Key Grip

Elin Hallberg

Set Production Assistant

Darcy Halsey

Casting Assistant

Jeremy Hampton

Animator

Ola Handberg

Props Buyer

Camilla Norberg Hansen

Hair & Makeup

Marcus Hansson

Electric

Ola Hansson

Production Assistant

Johan Harnesk

Special Effects Coordinator

Pier Hausemer

Assistant Camera

Billy Hayes

Song

Sophie Hedberg

Transportation Coordinator

Thomas Hedlund

Song

Karolina Heimburg

Production Manager

Jessica Held

Assistant

Stefan Henriksson

Office Production Assistant

Viktor Hermansen

Set Production Assistant

Lucy Herrera

Accounting Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Millenium Les hommes qui n'aimaient pas les femmes, Millénium: Les hommes qui n'aimaient pas les femmes, Verblendung
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Blur Studio Inc.; Colorworks; Columbia Pictures; Digital Domain; Eden Fx; Film Rites; For Stars Catering; Light Iron Digital, Llc; Madison Gate Records; Method Studios; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Reliance Mediaworks; Savage Visual Effects; Scarlet Letters; Scott Rudin Productions; Skywalker Sound; The Loop Squad; Yellow Bird
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) (MGM )/Sony Pictures Releasing; METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/SONY PICTURES RELEASING; Acme Film; C.A. Cinematografica Blancica; Columbia Pictures; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Eone; Forum; Intercom; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Sena; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Stockholm, Sweden, USA; Sweden; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Based on the novel "Man som hatar kvinnor" ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") by Stieg Larsson and published by Norstedts Forlag in 2005. It is the first novel in the "Millennium" series. The second and third novels are "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest."

Released in United States on Video March 20, 2012

Remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Sweden/2009) directed by Niels Arden Oplev.

Cinematographer Fredrik Bäckar was replaced by Jeff Cronenweth 20 days into a 145-day shoot.

Wide Release in United States Winter December 20, 2011

Released in United States on Video March 20, 2012

Wide Release in United States Winter December 20, 2011