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Niels Arden Oplev & Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The first in Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a crime novel set in Larsson's native Sweden, one teeming with neo-Nazis, serial killers and an astounding punk heroine named Lisbeth Salander, she of the dragon tattoo.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been made into the most successful Swedish film of all time, beating the inevitable Hollywood version to the punch. Stephen Schaefer speaks with the film's Danish director Niels Arden Oplev and Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, whose star-making performance as Lisbeth is being compared to Vivien Leigh and Scarlett O'Hara (28 minutes).


Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.