Tuesday, April 13, 2010

See "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" FREE at Galaxy Cinemas Tomorrow!

Gen X has free tickets to a screening of the hit Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, tomorrow (Wednesday) night 7 p.m. at Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo. How many times do you get an opportunity to see a foreign film at the Galaxy? The tickets are first come, first serve to anyone who comes into the store - no skill testing question or anything. No phone reservations either, sorry. Soon to be remade by David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been a smash hit worldwide, spawning two sequels to date. Here's the spiel from the official website:

A mystery thriller based on Stieg Larsson’s international best selling novel about a disgraced journalist and a troubled young female computer hacker who investigate the mysterious disappearance of an industrialist’s niece.

Guldbagge Awards Winner
(Sweden’s Oscar Equivalent)
Best Film
Best Actress – Noomi Rapace
The Audience Award for Best Film


Palm Springs International Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is the first of a trilogy of novels by the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson that have become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Director Niels Arden Oplev’s film version, with a box office of $100 million, has become the biggest grossing European film of 2009. Subsequent European release of film versions of the other books in the trilogy – THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST – have extended the success of the franchise.


Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate.

When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

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