måndag, april 12, 2010

The Girl Who Played With Fire/La fille qui rêvait d'un bidon d'essence et d'une allumette


Now we've seen the second part in the trilogy by Stieg Larsson, directed by Daniel Alfredson.

In this second episode we follow the search for a mysterious person - Zala (Georgi Staykov) - and we get to know more about the life of Lisbeth Salander, who she is, who she was and what made her the person she is.
Accused of a tripple murder - two journalists and a lawyer - she hides but on the same time she wants to be acquitted from these suspicions and starts her own odyssey amongst men who purchase women and other criminals in different layers of society.
Her girlfriend becomes the victim of violence - when someone tries to find Lisbeth - but she survives.
This incident makes Lisbeth even more determined to continue searching for the persons guilty of the crimes she is accused having perpetrated.
Mikael Blomkvist continues to look for her but also for those who he thinks might be responsible for the murders. He is one of the only persons believing Lisbeth is innocent.
On the same time the Millenium editorial office continue working through all the tips they've gathered concerning sex trafficking within the police and other groups in society.
The police authorities - and specifically one homofobic policeman - are convinced that Salander is guilty whereby they concentrate on her and those they consider being her friends and 'allies'.

On the whole this part is very predictable as far as the plot is concerned and this I'm able to say without having read the second book (only the first).
Aurore has read all three books and as I have written before, she wasn't at all enthusiastic about them and not about the films either - so far.
Personally I think that the acting is amateurish with some exceptions, e.g. Per Oscarsson in the role as Holger Palmgren, the above mentioned Georgi Staykov as 'Zala' and Michalis Koutsogiannakis as Dragan Armanskij. If this is due to the actors or the director, is hard to determine but some of these actors are regarded as the foremost in Sweden. Not doing better than this is no good publicity for them as a representatives for this specific professional society.

Now the first episode of the third part in this trilogy is being sent Monday the 19th of April and the second episode of the third part on Monday the 26th of April.

I'm sorry to say that I hardly think I/we will revise my/our opinion.

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