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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 173,405 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 20 December 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 158 min
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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  • IMDb page: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 173,405 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 20 December 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 158 min
  • Filming Location: Flughafen Zürich Kloten, Kloten, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland
  • Budget: $90,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $102,515,793(USA)(18 March 2012)
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Trent Reznor  Atticus Ross   
  • Soundtrack: Blue Christmas
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Journalist | Computer Hacker | Background Check | Disappearance | Libel

Writing Credits By:

  • Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
  • Stieg Larsson (novel "Män som hatar kvinnor")

Known Trivia

  • Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Mia Wasikowska, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Thirlby, Emily Browning, Eva Green, Scarlett Johansson, Sophie Lowe, Sarah Snook, Léa Seydoux, Emma Watson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Katie Jarvis were among the actresses considered for the lead role. (Some actresses turned down the role; others were rejected by filmmakers and the studio) Ultimately, Rooney Mara won the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander.
  • Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and George Clooney were considered for the lead male role.
  • Daniel Craig originally turned down the role of Mikael Blomkvist due to possible conflicts with the next James Bond film Skyfall. After production of the film was suspended Craig’s schedule freed up and he retook the role.
  • Noomi Rapace’s performance as Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was so well received, a campaign to have her reprise the role in the English language version gained wide attention in the media, championed by film critic Roger Ebert, among others. Ultimately Rapace declined to reprise the role, saying that after playing the character for three years (during the filming of the original film and its sequels), she couldn’t play the role again in the same stories.
  • While filming a scene in a diner, the cast and crew were surprised to find out that Ellen Nyqvist, daughter of Michael Nyqvist, the first actor to play Mikael Blomkvist, was working there as a waitress while attending school. Upon finding out, they wrote in a few extra lines for her, allowing her to interact with her father’s successor, Daniel Craig.
  • Max von Sydow, a genuine Swede, was the original choice to play Henrik Vanger, but had to bow out and was replaced by Christopher Plummer.
  • When the casting process started, the role of Lisbeth Salander was originally offered to Natalie Portman but she declined due to exhaustion. Scarlett Johansson was also considered but David Fincher considered her too sexy. Jennifer Lawrence was considered too, but she was rejected because she was too tall. Finally, Rooney Mara was cast.
  • Jeff Cronenweth replaced original cinematographer Fredrik Bäckar after eight weeks.
  • The movie was shot in Sweden during one of the coldest winters in over 20 years.
  • Two of the movie’s taglines: “Evil shall with evil be expelled” and “What is hidden in snow, comes forth in the thaw” are Swedish proverbs. Stellan Skarsgård, himself a Swede, told them to David Fincher during filming. Fincher liked them and thought they fitted the story and setting well, so he made them taglines for the movie.

Goofs: Continuity: When Mikael goes to Lisbeth's apartment he takes out 2 white plates. In the next scene when they are on the table they plates are now transparent.

Plot: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. Full summary »  »

Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.Written by Anonymous  


Synopsis: Note: this is an English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel trilogy by Stieg Larsson. But with the same setting in Stockholm, Sweden.

On his birthday, Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), retired CEO of Vanger Industries, receives a pressed flower in the mail from an anonymous sender and phones retired inspector Gustaf Morell (Donald Sumpter).

Co-owner of the magazine Millennium, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is swarmed by reporters as he leaves a courthouse, having lost a libel suit leveled against him by corrupt businessman Hans-Erik Wennerstrom (Ulf Friberg). His reputation destroyed and his life savings gone, Blomkvist returns to the office and informs his co-owner Erika Berger (Robin Wright), who is also his lover, that he is resigning.

Dirch Frode (Steven Berkoff), the attorney of Henrik Vanger, meets with Dragan Armansky (Goran Vijnic) at the headquarters of Milton Security, having requested a background check on Blomkvist. Armansky has arranged for Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), a girl in her twenties with multiple tattoos and facial piercings who is his best researcher and computer hacker, to come in and personally report her findings on Blomkvist.

On Christmas Day, Blomkvist receives a phone call from Frode summoning him to the Vanger estate on Hedeby Island in Hedestad for a face-to-face meeting with Henrik. Upon his arrival, Henrik explains that he is interested in hiring Blomkvist to investigate the murder of his niece Harriet Vanger, who disappeared from the island over 40 years ago. Before she vanished, Harriet would give Henrik a pressed flower for his birthday every year, a tradition that he believes has been continued by the person responsible for her disappearance. Convinced that someone in the family murdered Harriet, Henrik will allow Blomkvist to conduct his investigation out of a cottage on the island, under the guise of writing a memoir about Henrik and his life. Blomkvist is reluctant to accept, until Henrik offers him incriminating evidence that would validate his claims against Wennerstrom.

Meanwhile, Lisbeth pays a visit to the home of her legal guardian Holger Palmgren (Bengt C.W. Carlsson) and discovers that he has had a stroke. Ruled legally incompetent as a child, Lisbeth is a ward of the state and she is placed under the guardianship of lawyer Nils Bjurman (Yorick Van Wageningen), who takes full control of her finances and forces her to perform sex acts on him in exchange for access to her money. One night, when she requests money for food, he has Lisbeth come to his apartment, where he handcuffs her to his bed and proceeds to rape and sodomize her, unaware that she has secretly recorded the crime using a hidden camera on her backpack.

Taking up residence in the cottage, Blomkvist begins his investigation of Harriet, taking particular interest in a notebook of Harriets that has a list of five names and a corresponding five-digit number for each of them. Speaking with Morell, the chief investigator who was called in when Harriet first disappeared, Blomkvist is informed that they are simply random local phone numbers. But a surprise visit from his daughter yields unexpected results, and he discovers that the names all belong to victims of unsolved murder cases and the numbers refer to specific bible verses in the Book of Leviticus that each depicts the different methods used in each killing.

When her laptop computer is damaged during an attempted mugging at a local metro station in which she savagely beats her would-be attacker, Lisbeth goes to the apartment of Bjurman to get funds for a replacement, and she tasers him when he answers the door. Tying him up in his own bedroom, Lisbeth tortures him and reveals that she recorded the previous night’s rape and intends to release it all over the Internet if he doesn’t allow her to control her own finances and apply to have her status of legal incompetence rescinded. Before she leaves, she tattoos I AM A RAPIST PIG on his chest and informs him that she will kill him if he ever brings another woman to his apartment.

Just as Blomkvist begins to suspect that he is on the trail of a serial killer, Henrik falls ill and Blomkvist must now answer to Frode and Martin Vanger (Stellan Skarsgaard), brother of Harriet and current CEO of Vanger Industries who also lives on the island. Blomkvist requests a research assistant and Frode recommends Lisbeth, revealing that he paid for a background check on Blomkvist, which he demands to see. After reviewing the file, Blomkvist realizes that Lisbeth hacked into his computer and pressures Dragan Armansky into giving him her address for a face-to-face meeting.

Meanwhile, Lisbeth goes to a local nightclub for a drink when she gets picked up by an equally outgoing woman named Miranda Wu, whom the flattered Lisbeth responds to her advances and takes LSD with her before they both return to Lisbeth’s apartment where they spend the night together.

The next morning, Blomkvist shows up on the doorstep of Lisbeth’s apartment where he asks for her help with his case. Lisbeth is initially suspicious of him, but she relents when he reveals that he needs her assistance in finding a serial killer of women. She agrees.

While he is waiting for Lisbeth to come to the cottage, Blomkvist takes a stroll across the island and is shot at by an unseen gunman, sending him fleeing back to the cottage where he finds that Lisbeth has arrived and even begun to set up surveillance cameras. After treating his head wound, Lisbeth strips naked and the two of them have sex, despite the initial reluctance of Blomkvist.

While Lisbeth is off collecting information about each of the murders, Blomkvist discovers photos from a parade that Harriet attended on the day she disappeared, which imply that she saw something that frightened her. Visiting a woman who was also present at the parade, Blomkvist finds that she has an obscured picture of a mysterious man standing across the street from Harriet, whom he believes to be the killer. Once Lisbeth arrives on the island and presents her information from each murder, Blomkvist asks Frode and Martin for access to their corporate archives, in hopes of finding a connection between the company and the different locations of each killing.

Scouring the archives dating back to the 1940s, Lisbeth discovers that Gottfried Vanger, the late brother of Henrik, was in the same town as each of the women during the time they were murdered, with the exception of one victim who was killed two years after Gottfried downed in the lake outside his home on the island.

Back on the island, Blomkvist pays a visit to Harald Vanger (Per Myrberg), a recluse who is shunned by the rest of the family for being a Nazi, and asks to see some pictures he took from the days after Harriet first disappeared. One photo in particular catches his attention, because the person in the photo is wearing the same school uniform as the mysterious man from the parade. Blomkvist asks Harald to identify this man and he says that it is Martin when he was only a teenager.

Back at the archives, Lisbeth begins to notice that Martin is visible in the background of news clippings of Gottfried visiting each of the towns on business, having accompanied his father on his travels. She then realizes that the final victim, killed two years after the death of Gottfried, studied at the same school as Martin, leading her to believe that he took after his father.

Unable to reach Lisbeth due to poor cell phone reception, Blomkvist decides to break into Martin’s house alone and look for clues, but he is caught and led at gunpoint by Martin to a secret basement where he is knocked unconscious and hung from his neck. Martin reveals that this is where all of his killings take place and he even had a girl held captive there when he, Blomkvist, and Frode met at his house a couple of days prior. But when Blomkvist suggests that he killed Harriet, Martin becomes furious and admits that he too has no idea what happened to Harriet. Just as he is about to kill Blomkvist, Lisbeth appears behind him and strikes Martin in the face with a golf club, having checked the cottage surveillance cameras and seen Martin looking for Blomkvist. Martin flees in his car and, after cutting Blomkvist loose, Lisbeth gives chase on her motorcycle, causing him to crash and then die in the resulting explosion.

With Martin dead, Blomkvist pays a visit to Anita Vanger (Joely Richardson) in London, who was the best friend of Harriet, but she is surprisingly unaffected by the news. Confronting her further, Blomkvist discovers that she is, in fact, Harriet. When she was a teenager, her father Gottfried would repeatedly rape her and eventually Martin began to do so as well. After fighting back one night and drowning her father in the lake, Harriet thought the nightmare was over, until she saw Martin at the parade, watching her intently from across the street after leaving school. Determined to get out, Harriet turned to Anita for help, who smuggled her off the island and whose identity Harriet assumed once she died several years later. Harriet has also been the one sending Henrik the flowers, intending for them to be a sign to him that she is living well.

After Harriet returns to Sweden and back to the island for a tearful reunion with Henrik, Blomkvist discovers that the evidence Henrik has against Wennerstrom is useless, having past the statute of limitations. But Lisbeth reveals that she has hacked into his computer and offers Blomkvist the evidence he needs, which he uses to convince Erika Berger to publish another article exposing Wennerstrom. When Wennerstrom goes on the run once the allegations and evidence become public, Lisbeth travels Europe in disguise and converts all of his funds into bonds which she takes for herself, making it appear as if he has emptied his accounts and taken it all for himself. His criminal associates are none too pleased and, in a matter of days, news breaks that Wennerstrom has been found dead.

Having done all of this for Blomkvist, Lisbeth intends to declare her love for him by presenting him with a motorcycle jacket she saw in an old photograph on his computer. But, when she arrives at this apartment, Lisbeth sees him happily walking off with Erika, prompting her to throw his gift into a dumpster and then drive off on her motorcycle.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Eli Bush known as co-producer
  • Ceán Chaffin known as producer
  • Jim Davidson known as associate producer
  • Anni Faurbye Fernandez known as executive producer
  • Malte Forssell known as line producer: Sweden
  • Ryan Kavanaugh known as executive producer
  • Berna Levin known as co-producer
  • Scott Rudin known as producer
  • Søren Stærmose known as producer
  • Ole Søndberg known as producer
  • Mikael Wallen known as executive producer
  • Steven Zaillian known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Daniel Craig known as Mikael Blomkvist
  • Rooney Mara known as Lisbeth Salander
  • Christopher Plummer known as Henrik Vanger
  • Stellan Skarsgård known as Martin Vanger
  • Steven Berkoff known as Dirch Frode
  • Robin Wright known as Erika Berger
  • Yorick van Wageningen known as Nils Bjurman
  • Joely Richardson known as Anita Vanger
  • Geraldine James known as Cecilia Vanger
  • Goran Visnjic known as Dragan Armansky
  • Donald Sumpter known as Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell
  • Ulf Friberg known as Hans-Erik Wennerström
  • Bengt C.W. Carlsson known as Holger Palmgren
  • Tony Way known as Plague
  • Per Myrberg known as Harald Vanger
  • Josefin Asplund known as Pernilla Blomkvist
  • Eva Fritjofson known as Anna Nygren
  • Moa Garpendal known as Harriet Vanger
  • Maya Hansson-Bergqvist known as Young Anna Nygren
  • Sarah Appelberg known as Young Cecilia Vanger
  • Julian Sands known as Young Henrik Vanger
  • Anna Björk known as Young Isabella Vanger
  • Gustaf Hammarsten known as Young Harald Vanger
  • Simon Reithner known as Young Martin Vanger
  • David Dencik known as Young Gustaf Morell
  • Marcus Johansson known as Young Gunnar Nilsson
  • Mathilda von Essen known as Young Anita Vanger
  • Mathias Palmér known as Young Birger Vanger
  • Martin Jarvis known as Birger Vanger
  • Inga Landgré known as Isabella Vanger
  • Reza Dehban known as Hussein
  • Anders Berg known as Young Dirch Frode
  • Mats Andersson known as Gunnar Nilsson
  • Anders Jansson known as Doctor
  • Jürgen Klein known as Gottfried
  • Kalle Josephson known as Tech at MacJesus
  • Sandra Andreis known as Photo Editor
  • Arly Jover known as Liv
  • Pierre Sjö Östergren known as Tattoo Artist
  • Tess Panzer known as TV Newscaster
  • Alastair Duncan known as Greger
  • Alan Dale known as Detective Isaksson
  • Julia Rose known as Nurse
  • Peter Carlberg known as Hardware Clerk
  • Jan Abramson known as Forsman
  • Lena Strömdahl known as Mildred
  • Matthew Wolf known as Tech Clerk
  • Anne-Li Norberg known as Lindgren
  • Leo Bill known as Trinity
  • Albrecht Marco known as Junkie (as Marco Albrecht)
  • Martina Lotun known as Reporter at Vanger
  • Anna Carlson known as FSA Official
  • Yvonne Åstrand known as FSA Reporter
  • Fredrik Dolk known as Wennerström's Lawyer
  • Christian Heller known as Banker
  • Werner Biermeier known as Banker
  • Christine Adams known as Barbados TV Reporter
  • Peter Hottinger known as Zurich TV Reporter
  • Joyce Giraud known as Spain TV Reporter
  • Bengt Wallgren known as Tailor
  • Elodie Yung known as Miriam Wu
  • Anna Charlotta Gunnarson known as Reporter
  • Andreas Björklund known as Reporter
  • Embeth Davidtz known as Annika Blomkvist Giannini
  • Joel Kinnaman known as Christer Malm
  • Karen E. Wright known as Magda Lovison
  • Leah Shaw known as Book of Death Victim (as Leah Almada Harshaw)
  • George Gerdes known as Udevalla Detective
  • Henry Hereford known as Lars – T4 Sweden
  • Sahlima known as Flight Attendant (credit only)
  • Annica Bejhed known as TV Reporter (uncredited)
  • Jenifer Brougham known as Murder Victim (uncredited)
  • Melissa Ciesla known as Mari Holmberg (uncredited)
  • Amanda Dyar known as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Laurence Fuller known as Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
  • Patrick Holland known as CNN Newscaster (uncredited)
  • Darri Ingolfsson known as Karlstad Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Ian Kitzmiller known as Swedish Police (uncredited)
  • Christopher Maleki known as Hanzel (uncredited)
  • Cate Montgomery known as Liv 'Eva' Gustavsson, Murder Victim (uncredited)
  • Alessandro Piersimoni known as Annika's Husband (uncredited)
  • Malin Toverud known as Abused woman (uncredited)
  • Yasmine Vine known as Assyrian Immigrant (uncredited)
  • Mike Zehr known as The Locksmith (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Mattias Berg known as prosthetic sculptor: Sweden
  • Sharisse Fine known as key hair stylist
  • Jenny Fred known as makeup and hair artist: Sweden
  • Camilla Norberg Hansen known as assistant makeup artist
  • Love Larson known as special effects makeup and hair artist: Sweden
  • Donald Mowat known as makeup artist: Daniel Craig
  • Angel Radefeld known as assistant department head makeup: Los Angeles
  • Zoe Tahir known as hairstylist: Daniel Craig
  • Eva Von Bahr known as makeup and hair department head: Sweden
  • Torsten Witte known as makeup & hair department head

Art Department:

  • Patrik Alexandersson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Kristoffer Anderson known as property production assistant/runner: Sweden
  • Fredrik Andersson known as props runner
  • Suzanne Austin known as stand-by art director
  • Mikael Back known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Alex Baily known as art department assistant: UK
  • Adam L. Barker known as plasterer supervisor
  • Magnus Berglind known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Martin Bergquist known as storyboard artist
  • Claudia Bonfe known as set decorating buyer
  • Johan Broomé known as props
  • Franck 'Frenchy' Brousse known as set dresser
  • Richard K. Buoen known as illustrator
  • Eva Båge known as art department coordinator, budget & clearance: Sweden
  • Andrew Campbell known as graphic designer
  • Lorrie Campbell known as set designer
  • Anthony Carlino known as leadman: additional photography
  • Susannah Carradine known as set decoration coordinator
  • Craig Cheeseman known as property master
  • Ruaridh Crighton known as photos
  • Ruaridh Crighton known as props
  • Tim Croshaw known as set designer
  • Max Daly known as art department researcher
  • Lotta Dinass known as measuring and location info: US
  • Hasse Ekbladh known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Jossa Elmqvist known as scenic painter/plasterer: Sweden
  • Su Erdt known as assistant set decorator: Switzerland
  • Emil Eriksson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Johanna Ernst known as set dresser
  • Mariano Fernandez known as propmaker
  • Jane Fitts known as graphic designer: property
  • Justin Freibrun known as set dresser
  • Erick Garibay known as on-set props: re-shoot
  • Jonatan Gedda known as assistant to propmaster: Sweden
  • Hank Giardina known as paint foreman
  • Simone Grau known as set dresser
  • Peter N. Griffith known as assistant property master: reshoots
  • Karin Gry known as stand-by props
  • Rickard Grönvall known as master painter: Sweden
  • Paul Gustavsson known as property master
  • Tommy Gutman known as assistant property master: Los Angeles
  • Stefan Halsing known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Ola Handberg known as props
  • Stuart Headley-Read known as dressing propman: UK shoot (as Stuart Read)
  • Dorte Herning known as scenic painter/plasterer: Sweden
  • Robin Hildingsson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • J. Bryan Holloway known as sculptor
  • Ola Holstad known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Andreas Hourdakis known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Trey Howard known as assistant property master: Los Angeles
  • Bart C. Hubenthal known as on-set dresser
  • Lars Hult known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Niklas Hultman known as prop buyer: Sweden
  • Niklas Hultman known as props
  • Ulrika Huss known as key greensman
  • Ulrika Huss known as greens person: Sweden
  • Janne Hverven known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Jesper Höglund known as stand-by props
  • Clara Isaksson known as assistant property master: Sweden
  • Ulf Jakobsson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Klas Jansson known as foreperson: Sweden
  • Sebastian Jansson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Lasse Johansson known as construction coordinator: Sweden
  • Per Johansson known as master painter: Sweden
  • Patrik Johäll known as graphic artist
  • Tex Kadonaga known as set designer
  • Mats Karlsson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Sara Karlsson known as assistant property master: Kilafors
  • Ola Keijer known as measuring and location info: US
  • Clark Kelly known as sculptor
  • Gabriella Kervefors known as props runner
  • Sophie Kinngard known as scenic painter/plasterer: Sweden
  • Lizzy Jane Klein known as art department researcher
  • Jenny Klingwall known as painter
  • Jyl Kobernick known as assistant property master: Los Angeles
  • Ruben Lahn known as labor foreman
  • Richard Lambert known as leadman
  • Holiday Landa known as property coordinator
  • Al Lewis known as set dresser
  • Brahma Lilja known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Martin Liljegren known as scenic painter/plasterer: Sweden
  • Sean Lira known as set dresser
  • Scott Lodwig known as labor foreman
  • Hilda Lorentzon known as props runner
  • Scott Maginnis known as property master: Los Angeles
  • Shea Marcus known as set decoration assistant
  • Steffen Martinsson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Dana McCall known as props
  • Campbell Mitchell known as standby props: London
  • John Moore known as propmaker foreman
  • Christopher L. Morente known as on set greensman: Los Angeles
  • Fredrik Myrtell known as art department coordinator: Sweden
  • Mattias Müller known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Jeff Norman known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Josef Norén known as graphic designer: Sweden
  • Sven R. Ohlson known as graphic designer: Sweden
  • Åsa Olin known as construction administrator: Sweden
  • Kathy Orlando known as set decorating buyer
  • Cesar Orozco known as propmaker
  • Alexander Panov known as paint decorator gang boss
  • Nina Parkerborn known as set dresser
  • Kristian Parten known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Mats Persson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Mikael Persson known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Anshuman Prasad known as set designer
  • Edward J. Protiva known as gang boss
  • Kathryn Pyle known as production buyer: UK
  • Jamie Rama known as illustrator
  • Martin Reintz known as graphic artist
  • Bob Renna known as drapery foreman
  • Todd Rex known as set sculptor
  • Dennis Richardson known as mill foreman
  • Martin Ring known as graphic design intern: Sweden
  • Tom Roberts known as standby prop: London
  • Bert Rodriguez known as propmaker
  • Rodney Rosene known as set dresser
  • Monica Rottmeyer known as set decorator: Switzerland
  • Chris Samp known as set painter
  • Håkan Sanchis known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Cecilia Schönning known as art department production assistant: Sweden
  • Love Sellberg known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Theodore Sharps known as set designer
  • Steve Sickle known as greens foreman: Los Angeles
  • Andrew M. Siegel known as property master: reshoots
  • Matilda Sjöberg known as set dresser
  • Calle Sjölin known as standby props: Sweden
  • Johan Sjölin known as construction coordinator
  • Maria Skeppström known as set dresser
  • Chris Snyder known as construction coordinator
  • Marie Strandberg known as scenic painter/plasterer: Sweden
  • Anna Stålberg known as scenic painter/plasterer: Sweden
  • Carl Axel Sunden known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Olle Söderlund known as prop buyer: Sweden
  • Henrik Tamm known as illustrator: Sweden
  • Mans Tham known as measuring and location info: US
  • Momo Tham known as art department production assistant: Sweden
  • Sally Thornton known as set designer
  • Kevin Tomasiello known as labor gangboss
  • Kimmo von Knorring known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Matti Rintala von Knorring known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Anna Wedin known as measuring and location info: US
  • Nina Wennström known as painter
  • Tomas Westerlund known as carpenter
  • Tomas Westerlund known as foreperson: Sweden
  • Arne Westh known as foreperson: Sweden
  • Stina Westh known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Jack White known as food stylist
  • Tove Wikander known as set dresser
  • Randall D. Wilkins known as set designer
  • Kat Wilson known as art department coordinator
  • Jane Wuu known as set designer
  • Fante Zamora known as set dresser
  • Frank Zandhoff known as carpenter: Sweden
  • Kai Blomberg known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Emily Nietzel known as construction production assistant (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Columbia Pictures (presents)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) (presents)
  • Scott Rudin Productions (as Scott Rudin)
  • Yellow Bird Films (as Yellow Bird Millennium US Rights AB)
  • Film Rites
  • Ground Control

Other Companies:

  • Air Hollywood  aviation props provider (uncredited)
  • Blur Studio  main title sequence created by
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Compuhire  computer playback (UK)
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Ground Control  line production, Norway
  • Kameraudlejningen  camera equipment provided by
  • LightIRON Digital  digital intermediate
  • Madison Gate Records  soundtrack
  • Maryloys Catering  catering: Sweden
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)  funding
  • Mute Records  soundtrack
  • Null  soundtrack
  • Parthenon Films  production liaison
  • Reel Security  production security
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles


  • Acme Film (2012) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Columbia Pictures (2011) (USA) (theatrical) (through Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2012) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Feelgood Entertainment (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing Canada (2011) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Austria) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2011) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2011) (Norway) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2011) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2011) (USA) (theatrical) (through)
  • Tiglon (2012) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2012) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Film1 (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (France) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (UK) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (France) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2012) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Digital Domain (visual effects and animation)
  • Eden FX
  • Method Studios
  • Panorama film & teatereffekter
  • Savage Visual Effects (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Tim Alexander known as digital effects artist
  • Carlos A. Alfaro Jr. known as lead rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Omaikel Alfaro known as rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Christopher S. Allen known as digital painter
  • Elizabeth Asai known as bidding producer
  • Viviane Assaad known as rotoscoper: DDMG
  • Eric Barba known as visual effects supervisor
  • Lluis Barcelo known as visual effects artist
  • Jeff Barnes known as vp/gm ddmg vfx dept
  • Eric M. Beaver known as lead compositor
  • Aaron Beebe known as production coordinator: DDMG
  • Joel Behrens known as compositor: Digital Domain
  • Gustavo Bellon known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Mattias Bergbom known as visual effects consultant
  • Lisa Beroud known as visual effects producer: Digital Domain
  • Vincent Blin known as Flame artist
  • Charlie Bolwell known as visual effects coordinator
  • Christopher Boylan Jr. known as character rigger: Blur Studio
  • William Bronner known as production coordinator
  • Nicholas Brooks known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Buck known as digital artist
  • Lersak Bunupuradah known as model/texture artist: Method Studios
  • Howard Cabalfin known as senior roto/paint artist: Digital Domain
  • Christine Carnegie known as rotoscoping artist: DDMG
  • Mark Carver known as rotoscoper: DDMG
  • Enrique Sandoval Castro known as digital compositor: Ollin VFX Studio
  • Chris Chalaire known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Trent Claus known as flame artist
  • Ian Clemmer known as fluid fx artist
  • Oscar Collazos known as rotoscoper: DDMG
  • Cameron Coombs known as visual effects artist
  • Alexander Costa known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Andrea D'Amico known as visual effects producer: Eden FX
  • Robin L. D'Arcy known as visual effects producer: Ollin Studio
  • Natalia de la Garza known as compositing supervisor: Ollin Studio
  • Michael DeBeer known as integration artist: Digital Domain
  • Karl Denham known as digital artist
  • Tim Donlevy known as matchmove artist
  • Daniel Dupre known as digital painter
  • Edgar Díaz known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Eric Ebling known as visual effects artist
  • Brett Ellis known as technical director: digital domain
  • Daniel Erickson known as matchmove artist
  • Thomas Esmeralda known as senior matte painter: Digital Domain
  • Jack Evans known as hair/fur artist
  • Sean Andrew Faden known as visual effects supervisor: Method
  • Steven Fagerquist known as digital compositor
  • Victor Manuel Fernandez known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Aaron Franks known as rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Thomas H. Frederick known as 3D integration camera assistant: Digital Domain
  • Mathias Frodin known as special photographic effects
  • Antonio Gallardo known as visual effects editor
  • Erik Gamache known as animator
  • Danny Garcia known as integration artist
  • Omar García known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Assunta Garruto known as rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Brian Gazdik known as effects animation supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Rizza Go known as digital production manager: Digital Domain
  • Juan S. Gomez known as lighting / technical director
  • Claudio Gonzalez known as digital painter: DDMG
  • Carlos Guillén known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Holly Gunn known as lead rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Jeremy Hampton known as effects lead artist: Digital Domain
  • Alex Hatfield known as technical artist
  • Jason Hearne known as visual effects artist
  • Jennifer Hendrich known as rigger
  • Richard Hirst known as flame artist: A52
  • David Hochstadter known as digital compositor: a52
  • Konstantin Hristozov known as compositing technical director: Digital Domain
  • Atsushi Ikarashi known as effects artist
  • Chris Ingersoll known as digital compositor
  • Charlie Iturriaga known as visual effects supervisor: Ollin Studio
  • Ebrahim Jahromi known as character technical director: Digital Domain
  • Patrick Jarvis known as digital paint and rotoscope supervisor: DDMG
  • Daniel Jauregui known as visual effects artist
  • Mark Justison known as roto/paint artist: Digital Domain
  • Jeffrey I. Kaplan known as compositor: Eden FX
  • Thomas Kernan known as modeler: Digital Domain
  • George Krauter known as digital artist
  • Paul Lambert known as compositing supervisor
  • Alvado Landaberde known as compositor
  • Jeremy Landman known as art director: A52
  • Kevin LaNeave known as visual effects editor: Digital Domain
  • Les Lanphere known as digital painter: DDMG
  • Brent Le Blanc known as rotoscoper: DDMG
  • Alexander Lee known as visual effects artist
  • Max Leonard known as visual effects coordinator: Lola VFX
  • Juan Carlos Lepe known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Dave Levine known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Linghao Li known as technical director: Digital Domain
  • Brice Liesveld known as visual effects producer
  • Miguel Lizarraga known as matte paint artist
  • Victor Lizarraga known as cg supervisor: Ollin VFX
  • Tarin Lucas known as rotoscoper: DDMG
  • Kenneth Lui known as digital effects artist
  • Jake Maymudes known as digital compositor
  • Chris McLeod known as visual effects coordinator
  • Luis Jorge Medina known as rotoscoping artist
  • Alejandro Miranda Palombo known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Jim Moorhead known as digital artist
  • Yabin Morales known as lead compositor
  • Jesse Morrow known as visual effects
  • Tim Nassauer known as lead lighter: Digital Domain
  • Daniel Naulin known as visual effects artist
  • Vinh Nguyen known as compositor
  • Christopher Nichols known as lighting supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Fredrik Nord known as visual effects supervisor: The Chimneypot
  • Chris Norpchen known as visual effects artist
  • Ian Northrop known as vfx compositor
  • Michael Hugh O'Donnell known as assistant visual effects editor
  • Damian O'Farrill known as visual effects coordinator: Ollin VFX
  • Ruslan Ogorodnik known as visual effects on set supervisor
  • Ruslan Ogorodnik known as visual effects supervisor on location
  • Stephen J. Parker known as technical director
  • Clark Parkhurst known as flame artist
  • Ian Parra known as digital compositor: Ollin Studios
  • James Pastorius known as visual effects supervisor: Savage Visual Effects
  • Edgar Patron known as digital compositor
  • Carlos Pedroza known as previs artist: digital domain
  • Patrick Perez known as animation lead
  • Dawrath Phoue known as roto/paint artist: Digital Domain
  • Fred Pienkos known as compositing supervisor: Eden FX
  • Fred Pienkos known as visual effects supervisor: Eden FX
  • Daniel Pomares González known as digital compositor
  • Raul Prado known as digital compositor
  • Steve Preeg known as digital fx supervisor
  • Alex Martin Proebius known as visual effects supervisor: Proebius
  • Francis Puthanangadi known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Kim Quiroz known as digital production assistant
  • Nick Reid known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Victor Rodriguez known as visual effects artist
  • Alex Roman known as visual effects supervisor: The Third & The Seventh
  • Sina San known as paint artist
  • Olivier Sarda known as senior compositor
  • Elizabeth Schafer known as digital production manager
  • John Christopher Scott known as production coordinator: DDMG
  • Ryan Seaward known as rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Rene Segura known as lead integration artist: Digital Domain
  • Jason Selfe known as senior compositor: Digital Domain
  • Rasha Shalaby known as matte painter
  • Hameed Shaukat known as visual effects producer: a52
  • Al Shier known as executive producer: Blur Studio
  • Philip Sisk known as compositor
  • Philip Sisk known as digital compositor
  • Maciek Sokalski known as digital compositor
  • Andrew Stillinger known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Carrie Stula known as vfx assistant editor: Eden FX
  • Hirofumi Takeda known as compositor: Digital Domain
  • Brian L. Tan known as visual effects camera assistant
  • Greg Teegarden known as cg supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Daniel Thron known as texture artist
  • Gabriel Lozano Tijerina known as digital compositor
  • Alexis Torres known as associate vfx producer
  • Emerito Trevino known as lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • John Vanderbeck known as technical artist
  • Val Wardlaw known as visual effects
  • Anastasia Watson known as rotoscoper: DDMG
  • Joe Wein known as additional visual effects
  • Cliff Welsh known as flame compositor
  • Kelly Wescott known as rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Andrew Wood known as visual effects
  • Attila Zalanyi known as water effects technical director
  • Anthony Zalinka known as effects artist: Digital Domain
  • Estívaliz Zaragoza known as digital production assistant
  • Wei Zheng known as visual effects art director
  • Lisa Zusmer DelPrete known as visual effects producer (as Lisa Zusmer)
  • Holli Alvarado known as flame artist (uncredited)
  • Anthony S. Castro known as digital painter (uncredited)
  • Alejandro De La Garza known as visual effects artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Andy Foster known as visual effects producer: method studios (uncredited)
  • Amanda Hampton known as software engineer (uncredited)
  • Ian Holland known as flame artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
  • Chelsea Kammeyer known as visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
  • Desiree Lunsford known as modeler: Blur Studios (uncredited)
  • Todd Napier known as rotoscope supervisor: DDMG (uncredited)
  • Eddie Offermann known as software developer (uncredited)
  • Eddie Offermann known as visual effects color (uncredited)
  • Dan Platt known as modeler (uncredited)
  • Mark Prusten known as lead sequence fluid effects technical director (uncredited)
  • Philip Quaglino known as digital paint (uncredited)
  • Carey Len Smith known as elements producer (uncredited)
  • Carlos Zappen known as rotoscoper: DDMG (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • UK 12 December 2011 (London) (premiere)
  • USA 14 December 2011 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
  • Canada 20 December 2011
  • USA 20 December 2011
  • Denmark 21 December 2011
  • Finland 21 December 2011
  • Norway 21 December 2011
  • Sweden 21 December 2011
  • Ireland 26 December 2011
  • UK 26 December 2011
  • Croatia 29 December 2011
  • Israel 29 December 2011
  • Slovenia 29 December 2011
  • Kazakhstan 2 January 2012
  • Malta 4 January 2012
  • Hong Kong 5 January 2012
  • Russia 5 January 2012
  • Singapore 5 January 2012
  • Bulgaria 6 January 2012
  • Estonia 6 January 2012
  • Latvia 6 January 2012
  • Lithuania 6 January 2012
  • South Korea 11 January 2012
  • Australia 12 January 2012
  • Czech Republic 12 January 2012
  • Germany 12 January 2012
  • Greece 12 January 2012
  • Poland 13 January 2012
  • Spain 13 January 2012
  • Turkey 13 January 2012
  • Belgium 18 January 2012
  • France 18 January 2012
  • Argentina 19 January 2012
  • Hungary 19 January 2012
  • Netherlands 19 January 2012
  • Portugal 19 January 2012
  • Mexico 20 January 2012
  • Chile 26 January 2012
  • Brazil 27 January 2012
  • Panama 27 January 2012
  • Philippines 1 February 2012
  • Peru 2 February 2012
  • Italy 3 February 2012
  • Japan 10 February 2012
  • Colombia 17 February 2012
  • Japan 10 March 2012 (unedited version)

MPAA: Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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