Stieg Larrson's novel comes to life courtesy of Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev.
The first in the series of 3 films starring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, a young rebellious woman who has survived a tremulous upbringing.
She spends her time using her expert hacking skills and keen eye for detail to traffic information to the highest bidder. This evidently leads her into the epicenter of a decade old mystery involving a well respected Swedish family.
The Vanger family is trying to piece together the mysterious disappearance of one of their family members. Harriet Vanger went missing years prior, and left in her wake a series of of unexplained murders she was on the brink of uncovering.
Now, with the help of Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), an ex finance reporter, the Vanger's hope to find out the truth. Cue Lisbeth's haphazard involvement as she joins forces with Mikael in an attempt to solve the case