Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling
So I saw the American movie version of this same story a while ago and thought it was alright, if a bit long and poorly-paced and it had a really awful Trent Reznor soundtrack. When I saw this Swedish version which came out a couple years beforehand, I was really pleasantly surprised. It fixed all the minor things I had issues with in the American version! Or maybe it’s more chronologically appropriate to say that the American version messed up a bunch of simple things that they already had right in the Swedish version. That’s meaner, though.
An old guy hires a reporter to find out what happened to his daughter who’s been missing for twenty years, which entangles him in a web of intrigue involving Nazis and serial killers and only one goth chick researcher can help him solve the mystery.
Yeah, it’s a pretty decent mystery. I wish I had seen this version first, since the shock of the ending was already spoiled for me by watching the worse version. Ah well, whatcha gonna do?