Flickan Som Lekte Med Elden * Daniel Alfredson (2009)

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The second part of the Millenium trilogy is not of the same director as “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo“. Also this time this Swedish film seems to leave out essential information from the story. I wonder if that is because the DVD that I rented says: “theatrical version” and is about half an hour shorther than I thought that these Millenium films are. For a reason unclear to me, Lisbeth returns to Sweden after having spent a year and a half abroad. Perhaps it is to revitalise her message to her curator, but her preparations are way overdone for that small thing. The Millenium newspaper finds another scandal and again for a reason unknown to me, Lisbeth gets connected to this scandal without her knowing. I can guess how that came to be, but also that would be way too much effort. The story is not as interesting as of the first part, but we learn a lot more about Lisbeth and with the title of this film and the international title of the first, Lisbeth seems to be the focal character of the trilogy. “The Girl Who Played With Fire” is more typical for a Swedish crime film. Not as entertaining as part one and certainly not as entertaining as the American version of part one, but not a boring film either. On to part three.

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