The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is an excellent thriller from Denmark that has all the good qualities of a movie of its kind: suspense, very good rhythm, a big puzzle whose pieces are put together one by one at the right time, two entirely different characters that really help each other, each one with its own wounds and blessings.

One might argue, that since the screenplay is based on a book that sold one million copies before even getting outside Denmark, the success is guaranteed. Not true. The direction of the film, by Niels Arden Oplev, really immerses the spectator in the movie. All actors are excellent in their roles.All the needed ingredients are in place 🙂

It is really sad that the book’s author,  Stieg Larsson, has passed away. On the other hand, there are two more books in he sequel, so other movies may follow…The story reminds me of that song of Dire Straits called “In the Gallery“.  Bitter? May be so…

My rating: 08/10