Seeing as the last post on European Cinema was months ago.... This movie has easily made it into my favorite movies list. The movie was internationally acclaimed and I can see why. The 2 hour plus runtime was not wasted, every minute was utilized. The movie can stand alone even for one who hasn't read the book. The production aspects of the film are commendable. On top of it is the soundtrack. The music used in the film are very haunting and befitting in the mystery being solved. Noomi Rapace was perfect for her role. I can only say good things about her presence in the film. She deserves the acting awards she got. The story is very engaging, with no dull moment at all. I have kept my eyes open during the entire watching, never was I bored nor distracted. Highly higly recommendable especially for fans of the thriller genre.