As Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is recovering in a hospital from the events of the last movie, a secret unit within the police is desperately trying to erase anything that might lead to them. The first chapter (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) was a cleverly structured crime mystery, the second one a straight-forward thriller, but this, the third and final part of the franchise, is a long and talky attempt to finally bring its memorable female lead some justice. A few good performances, but not a very convincing story and everything wraps up too neatly.
2009-Sweden-Germany. 147 min. Color. Directed by Daniel Alfredson. Novel: Stieg Larsson. Cast: Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist), Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander), Lena Endre (Erika Berger), Annika Hallin, Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl, Niklas Hjulström… Hans Alfredson, Lennart Hjulström, Jacob Ericksson.
Trivia: Original title: Luftslottet som sprängdes. Later shown with the other chapters on TV as a series, complete with extended material.