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SCA19 Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire

MA15+ 99 MIN
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Synopsis

Since his untimely death at just 50 years of age, Stieg Larsson has become one of the world’s most famous authors. His Millennium Trilogy novels—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels—have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide and spawned multiple film adaptations. This fascinating biopic paints the little-known, and equally compelling portrait of the man before the books whose life was replete with the intrigue and danger that fuelled his novels.
Larsson’s obsessive pursuit of tracking extremist far right and neo-Nazi groups as an investigative journalist made him an expert in a field that’s only grown more politically relevant, both in his native Sweden and beyond. Defying intimidation and death threats, he warned of the disturbing growth of the far right as a political force. With unprecedented access to the author’s meticulously researched and politically charged archives, as well as interviews with his life partner and colleagues, Stieg Larsson – The Man Who Played with Fire reveals a man who was determined to protect the endangered principles of democracy and freedom at any cost.

Awards

NOMINATED: Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2019

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 9th July

Duration

99 min

Rating

MA15+

Cast

Johan Eriksson, Emil Almén, Magnus Höqqvist

Director

Henrik Georgsson

Genre

Film Festival

Language

Swedish with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Palace Cinema Paradiso



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