The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Analysis

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The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo


“The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo” (Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor – literally – Men who hate women) is a drama thriller with a production budget of $13 million based on the first part of the trilogy “Millennium” written by the Swedish author Stieg Larsson. A Yellow Bird co-production with ZDF Enterprises, Sveriges Television (SVT) and Nordisk Film, the movie is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, a Danish director and producer, who is well-known for “We Shall Overcome” (2006) and “Worlds Apart” (2008). It tells the story of a journalist named Mikael Blomkvist who is helped by a pierced, tattooed and punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander in his search for the killer of a wealthy patriarch 's
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Before its merger with Banijay Group in 2016, the company also had in its sales catalogue other productions worthy of note such as “The Girl who Played with Fire” (2009), “Wallander – The Revenge” (2009) and “Nobel’s Last Will” (2012) (The Swedish Film Database: Zodiak International n.d.).

The merger transaction resulted in the creation of the world’s largest independent production and distribution group with impressive combined catalogues and operations in 16 territories (todotvnews 2016). Nowadays, Banijay Group, a leading creator and producer of TV worldwide content, has a wide catalogue of more than 20,000 hours of globally best selling content across all genres including drama, factual, formats, entertainment and theatrical, which is distributed by its international distribution division Banijay Rights (Home: Our Shows n.d.). Amongst Banijay Rights’ scripted programming are “Versailles” a drama sold in more than 135 countries; “Public Enemy” an original Belgian French language drama, which won the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings; “The Returned”, an International Emmy Award winner and “Braquo”, the top-rating French drama. In addition, 50% of its catalogue consists of third party programming from independent producers and networks throughout the world (Company: About Banijay Rights
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