This film was released 1st December 2010, and is no longer screening.
This final, riveting instalment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy finds bisexual Goth hacker Lisbeth Salander under heavy police guard in a hospital room, nursing the bullet wounds inflicted by her estranged father, Alexander Zalachenko, and tapping into the outside world using a smuggled in Palm computer. To prove his friend’s innocence, investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist must unravel the mystery of ‘The Section’, a secret division of the Security Police whose ageing members are determined to silence Lisbeth forever.
Culminating with some riveting, switchback trial scenes, Hornets’ Nest further explores the familial links and establishment corruption behind Lisbeth’s abusive childhood and tortured teen years in a psychiatric institution, linking the two in unexpected and disturbing ways. Although densely plotted and briskly paced, director Daniel Alfredson’s confident adaptation never loses sight of the complex psychological motives behind, and emotional damage wrought by, the underlying political conspiracy. (Notes by Nigel Floyd).