Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Apparently this weekend was all about watching David Fincher projects, present and future.

The original title of the book this is based on is "Men who hate Women" and given the subject matter, its incredibly apt.  I'm not really familiar with Swedish cinema, but the tone of this felt a lot like the original Insomnia with some pulpy crime tropes thrown in.  Though this film superficially is a crime thriller, underneath the labyrinthian murder plot, are a series of strong critiques of big business and misogyny in Swedish culture.  I think its worth seeing, but given how explicitly it deals with violence (physical and otherwise) against women, it makes for some really difficult viewing.

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