The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Synopsis: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): David Fincher
Production: Sony Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 90 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
158 min

- What kind is it?

- I dont know. - White?

- And the frame?

- Dark.

- Postmark?

- Same as last time.

- No note.

- No.

Im so sorry, Henrik.



What is this?

The media event of the year?

Dont try to play it down, Mikael,

it wont work.

Dont try to play it up,

that wont either.

Will you appeal?

Yes, Ill appeal to you , Viggo.

Up until today,

Mr. Blomkvist was able to play the victim.

"The great journalist

stood up against the lion."

If you call a guy 'Criminal',

and nothing to back it up.

Mr.Blomkvist likes publicity.

Can I get the sandwich.

And a black coffee.

Blomkvist claimed Wennerstrom -

founder and president of The Wennerstrom Group -

used State funds

intended for industrial development

in Poland

in an arms deal

- with the right-wing Ustashe in Croatia.

- Thank you.

I have nothing against Mr.Blomkvist.

Hes a fine journalist.

who I dont believe is guided by malice.

But what he wrote was


and inaccuracies cant go


All journalists -

have to accept like the rest of us,

actions have consequences.

Blomkvist was ordered to pay 600

thousand SKE in damages

- and all court costs,

which could be significantly more.

And a lighter.

- Where you been?

- Walking.

- Thinking.

- Smoking?

- Just one.

TV4 called.

I told them no statement until

weve read the judgment in its entirety.

I have.

Anyone else?

Everyone whos ever wanted

to see you humiliated.

Youve been on the phone all morning.

- Im as much to blame for this as you.

- You are?

- You wrote it?

- I read it. I ran it.

Not the same.

- Our credibility isnt dead, yet.

- Mine is.

Im tired.

I'm gonna go home,

crawl under the duvet for a week.

I already called Greger and tell him

I'm not coming home.

Thank you.

Its possible we could wait forever.

You called her and spoke to her.

Didn't you?

Im afraid that doesnt mean much.

No one here particularly likes her.

I find its much better

if she works from home.

But you told her

I wanted to meet her.

But Ive told her many more times I

prefer her not to meet clients.

- But you like her.

- Very much.

Shes one of the best investigators I have.

- As you saw from her report -

- But....

Im concerned you wont like her.

- Shes different.

- In what way?

In every way.

Ms. Salanders here.


Mr. Dirch Frode.

How do you do?

- Something wrong with the report?

- No.It was quite thorough.

But Im also interested in

whats not in it.

- Theres nothing not in it.

- Your opinion of him isnt.

Im not paid to give my opinion.

So you dont have one?

Hes clean.

In my opinion.

You mean, he is hygenic?

Hes who he presents

himself to be.

In his business,

thats an asset.

Theres less in his asset column

after his conviction today.

True. He made a fool of himself.

If it happened that way.

Are you saying he was set up?

That wasnt part of my assignment.

Youre quite right...

he made a fool of himself..


How much of a fool can

he make of himself financially?

The judgement will just about

empty his savings.

- May I go?

- A moment.

Your report is light

in another area.

His personal life.

Anything you chose not to disclose?

- Nothing that warranted inclusion.

- Does that means "yes" or "no"?

I think what Ms. Salander means, and

I agree, is that everyone has a right

to a certain amount of privacy,

- even if theyre being investigated.

- Not in this case.

I need to know if theres anything about him

I might find unsavory -

even if she doesnt.

Hes had a long sexual relationship

with his co-editor of the megazine.

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Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company. more…

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