As Noir as it Gets…

Mansom hatar kvinnor… Have you seen it?

Noomi Rapace… Have you heard of her?

Are you living under a rock?

Steig Larsson?

“Men Who Hate Women?”

Well how about: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

I don’t want to have to write SPOILER ALERT, so I will keep this brief. However, at the end of this 2 ½ hour thriller, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, you will be saying to yourself that the time just flew by! The most mesmerizing heroines of modern drama, Lisbeth Salander (played by Noomi Rapace),  is a black character. No she is NOT Black as in African! But everything from her hair, eye makeup, nail polish, skin tight clothing, high boots and full-on back body dragon tat is black; noir. Gothed out with body piercings, this chain smoking computer hacker is a character and actress you won’t soon forget.

Lisbeth investigates a case of a young girl who disappeared some forty years ago and as the investigation unfolds so does a long list of violent crimes against women which triggers her own dark past of abuse and crime.

Lisbeth connects with a relaxed investigative journalist who has been hired by an elderly billionaire who lives on a chilling, remote island.  The story plays out like a family tree or a study of genealogy.  According to Roger Ebert, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, may not be considered “a deep psychological study”  but it is an unforgettable thriller.

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