Trailer for 'Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire' Documentary

January 23, 2019
Source: YouTube

Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire Trailer

"Sure, he has written three good crime novels. But Stieg was also something completely different…" The Match Factory has debuted an international / festival promo trailer for the documentary Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire, which is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival coming up. The doc film tells the life story of Swedish journalist and writer Stieg Larsson, renowned as the author of the internationally acclaimed "Millennium" series of novels - best known as the "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" trilogy. The film profiles Larsson's upbringing in Sweden, his years as a journalist, and involvement in fighting right wing extremists and neo-Nazis in the 1980s & 1990s. This fascinating film is much more than just another biopic doc, it's also a story about how journalism and putting a spotlight on the truth is the strongest way to fight fascism and neo-Nazi movements. I highly recommend keeping an eye on this one.

First trailer for Henrik Georgsson's doc Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire, on YouTube:

Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire Poster

Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire Poster

The doc details "Millennium" ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") trilogy author Stieg Larsson, and his pioneering work in fighting right wing extremists and neo-Nazis up until his death - an obsession that ultimately had fatal consequences. The documentary is a chilling investigation into the background of Larsson's work, and features never-before-seen archive footage about the author whose work spawned several successful films, including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo starring Rooney Mara & directed by David Fincher, as well as the recent film The Girl in the Spider's Web with Claire Foy. Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire is directed by Swedish filmmaker Henrik Georgsson, making his first doc after directing multiple Swedish TV series and directing the feature films Sandor slash Ida and LasseMajas detektivbyrå - Kameleontens hämnd previously. This is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this month. No other official release dates are set - stay tuned for updates. First impression? Who's interested?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


Interesting. Thanks for the head's up once again, Alex. I read a lot. Fiction. Non-fiction. I liked this man's trilogy a lot. He created a great female character and a great story with intelligence and thoughtfulness. Being a sober guy for 33 yrs. now it was difficult to see him go down as early as he did and unable to fight the demons and get sober and off cigarettes...that he didn't leave a will and his estranged father and brother got everything and his very long time girlfriend nothing. Part of the demons not being addressed. Such is life, but he left behind some great works the were above the norm for the genre in which he worked. I will keep an eye out for this film for sure. Thanks again, Alex.

thespiritbo on Jan 23, 2019


What happened to him @npr-be1b4d5930a3ad3b5ada2a8236376237:disqus ? Natural causes? Or something more sinister?

THE_RAW_ on Jan 24, 2019


Hey, Raw. Nothing sinister. He died of a heart attack. He was only 50 yrs. old. It's been said he smoked a lot of cigarettes, didn't eat well and drank a lot of coffee. I heard somewhere that he might have like a drink or two also. Too bad, he was an interesting guy.

thespiritbo on Jan 24, 2019


Looks like an interesting biography. I had no idea of his war against fascism, however, after seeing Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it makes sense.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 24, 2019


Some people just sacrifice themselves without questioning it. Which is greatness of its own kind ...

shiboleth on Jan 24, 2019


How could you not mention the original films starring Noomi Rapace?

Jon on Jan 25, 2019


Seems very good. Stieg seemed like a cool guy.

DAVIDPD on Jan 25, 2019


At first I thought it was a doc called "The Man Who Played with Fyre" and was amazed they made another one.

Sublime50lbc on Jan 27, 2019

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