Cinemystery, your source for information on TV series, made-for-television movies, and theatrical films adapted from or based on novels of mystery and suspense, which are now available on DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling a film adaptation scheduled for release this week.
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Adapted from the novel The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third and final Swedish-language film adaptation of the best-selling Millennium trilogy written by the late Swedish author.
Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), a bullet wound to her head, lies in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders.
With the help of her friend, investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge -- against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, in Swedish with English subtitles, runs 148 minutes and is rated R.
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