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The Original Movies

Stieg Larsson's successful novels in the Millenium-series is now being filmed.

Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Norén (aka Noomi Rapace) will play the main characters as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander.

The production of the three movies began in the spring of 2008. Niels Arden Oplev, a Danish director, will direct the first movie "Men Who Hate Women", which will première in all the Nordic countries during 2009.

Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel are writing the script for the first and second movie. Formerly, they have worked together on the movies "King's Game" and "The Island of Lost Souls" both directed by Nikolaj Arcel. The script to the third film will be written by Ulf Rybjerg.

The movies are produced by the company Yellow Bird and have a budget of approx. 80 million DKK. Yellow Bird has also produced the "Wallander" movies as well as the TV-drama "Lasermannen".

Lisbeth Salander

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Män som hatar kvinnor

Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Release Date: Sweden 30 January 2009
Denmark 6 March 2009
Norway 13 March 2009
Finland 27 March 2009
Noomi Rapace Lisbeth Salander
Michael Nyqvist Mikael Blomkvist
Peter Haber Martin Vanger
Lena Endre Erika
David Dencik Janne
Marika Lagercrantz Cecilia
Sofia Ledarp Malin
Ingvar Hirdwall Dirch Frode
Peter Andersson The Lawyer
Annika Hallin Annika
Björn Granath Morell
Alexandra Eisenstein Murder victim
Magnus Stenius Prison Guard 'Pliten'
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the swedish version would always be the best

- Karla D, 28 October 2014

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What song is Blomkvist listening to, while he's looking at the case photos he's placed on the walls, just before his colleague walks in? (original 1st film)

- Martin, 27 October 2014

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There is absolutely no comparison between the originals and the American version. The Swedish versions were so very superior in every single way.

- Szentesen Patrick, 27 October 2014

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What song is Blomkvist listening to, while he's looking at the case photos he's placed on the walls, just before his colleague walks in? (original 1st film)

- DK, 24 August 2013

Hi, do you know the answer now? I'd like to know it, too.

- Martin, 27 October 2014

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the swedish version is very much better, what a brlliant series

- larch, 1 June 2013

I agree. I think because its sweden book and so sweden actors are better

- Fan, 9 Mars 2014

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I quite agree - I much preferred the Swedish, original version. The actors were superbe

- Lady Sherlock, 18 januari 2013

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Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyvist was perfect on the roll to play, Roney Mara and Daniel Craig, was not like they was on the books

- Mileniun trologia, 20 november 2012

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For me in my opinion i love the American version!! i saw the swedish versions and are very different from the book no all the movie but a lot of details are not following the original parts of the book!

the i thought that David Fincher did a Great Job with TGWTDT!!! i absolutly love it! but the books!! i love the 3 an d i hope that one day i can read the 4th

- Anna From honduras, 1 juli 2012

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i have seen the American version which did not follow enough of the book, though well acted.

I just watched the the Swedish version and it provided a much better film. More of the background of the investigation portion of the book was shown. The acting was excellent.

- Patricia M, 18 April 2012

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I was so confused while reading the first part of "Dragon", so put it aside. Then rented the movie (Swedish version), loved the movie, then went back to the book - and it all made sense!! I understood the characters so much more. I have seen both the "Played with Fire" and "Hornets Nest" Now I can't wait to read those books! So sorry Steig passed away - what a wonderful author.

- Red Hen, 28 Mars 2012

Being a gifted writer and had real experince in the field. Very rare gem, huh?

- , 10 August 2013

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