Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire

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    Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire

    Stieg Larsson - Mannen som lekte med elden

    Directed by

    Sweden

    2019

    99 min

    • English
    • Swedish

    Documentary

    STIEG LARSSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE details famed author Stieg Larsson’s legacy and life’s work. Creator and writer of the best-selling series “Millennium”, which has been adapted into several successful films, Larsson was a dedicated journalist and author whose fascinating and dramatic life has largely been unknown until now. He devoted his time to fight right wing extremism in the world and spreading the message that democracy is a right that needs to be fought for. The film includes interviews with people close to Larsson, as well as unique material from his private archive, re-enactments and never before seen archive footage.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Emil Almén
    Screenplay
    Henrik Georgsson
    Cinematography
    Anders Bohman
    Sven Lindahl
    Editing
    Kalle Lindberg
    Patrick Austen
    Thomas Lagerman
    Music
    Andreas Mattsson
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    Press

    The best-selling author's life was just as compelling as his fiction.

    Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

    An overview of fascist/nationalist movements in Sweden and beyond over recent decades, which lends this well-crafted effort interest well beyond the strictly biographical.

    Dennis Harvey, Variety

    A well researched, serious-minded portrait of Larsson, his lifelong fight against right-wing extremism and his fearless engagement with the darkest corners of Swedish society.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    Henrik Georgsson

    Henrik Georgsson

    Sweden

    Henrik Georgsson is the director behind the celebrated TV-series THE BRIDGE. He has directed a significant amount of series such as WALLANDER and BLUE EYES. He studied documentary directing at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, and most recently wrapped on the British Nordic-noir TV-series MARCELLA that is available on ITV and Netflix. His documentary STIEG LARSSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE was presented at Sundance FF in 2019.