Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire

Sunday, March 1, at 4:15 pm in Fernwood (N207)

DIRECTOR

Henrik Georgsson

COUNTRY

Sweden

RUNNING TIME

95 mins

YEAR

2018

LANGUAGE

Swedish with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

Author of the worldwide bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which launched the phenomenally successful Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson (1954–2004) personified the courage of his fictional heroes, dedicating his life to exposing Sweden’s far-right extremists, at grave risk to himself and his colleagues. Based on the 2018 biography by Swedish diplomat Jan Stocklassa – which unearthed Larsson’s research linking neo-Nazis to the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme – this riveting depiction of a tireless crusader for justice is a timely reminder that fascism is never conquered; it just lies dormant until it can rise again.

Advisory: some violence and hateful language.

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