SXSW Preview: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

SXSW Film 2010

This year, SXSW will host the US premiere of the Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Adapted from the novel with the same name, this is the first film in a trilogy. From seeing the trailer, I am immensely interested in checking this film out. It looks like a thriller that shouldn’t be missed. However, there is only one screening. So if you like what you see from the trailer then make sure to be at the screening. It seems as if Swedish film is making a big move into the limelight, and deservedly so. Rumor has it that a Hollywood remake is already on the table, so if you want to see the original film…then SXSW is clearly the place to be.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo premieres at SXSW 2010 on Friday, March 12th at 4:30p at the Alamo Ritz.


Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.


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