Contemporary Film Analysis
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Man som Hatar kvinnor-Men Who Hate Women
Mgmt 824 W01: Managing the Global Workforce
Dr. Maya Kroumova
Due: February 13th, 2013
The foreign movie I chose for the film analysis individual report was a Swedish movie named The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). This movie was about a journalist, Mikael Blomkvist and a young female hacker, Lisbeth Salander who teamed up to search for a woman, Harriet Vanger who was missing or dead for the past forty years. The movie begins with a scene in which an older man is crying at the receipt of framed flowers. This man is described to be a billionaire named Henrik Vanger, Harriet Vanger’s uncle who explains that Harriet disappeared from a family gathering on Children’s Day about forty years ago off of Vanger’s estate located Hedeby island near Hedestadt, several hours from Stockholm, Sweden. Although, the police reports indicate that the body was never found, her uncle is convinced that Harriet was murdered and that the killer is a member of his very own “tightly knit but dysfunctional” family. This represented most Swedish families as Sweden is a relationship-oriented society. Henrik hires Lisbeth and Mikael to further investigate the case. They soon begin to link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of monstrous murders that were committed which are later linked to biblical passages from the book of Leviticus. (Kuehl 1990) 30114 is Leviticus 1:14 'If a dove is the sinner's offering, the priest shall wring off its head, cleave its wings, and burn it upon the altar.' 32016 is Leviticus 20:16 'If a woman lies with any beast, you shall kill the woman and the beast; their blood is upon them.' 32018 is Leviticus 20:18 'If a man lies with a woman having her sickness, and uncovers her nakedness, he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood.' 32027 is Leviticus 20:27 'A woman who is a medium or a sorceress...
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