The Man Who Played With Fire (2019)

The Man Who Played with Fire details famed author Stieg Larsson’s legacy and life’s work.

Creator and writer of the best-selling series The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which has been adapted into several successful films, Larsson was a dedicated journalist and author whose fascinating and dramatic life has largely been unknown until now. He devoted his time to fighting right wing extremism in the world and spreading the message that democracy is a right that needs to be fought for.

The film includes interviews with people close to Larsson, as well as unique material from his private archive, re-enactments and never-before-seen archive footage.

Production notes

  • Orig. title: Mannen som lekte med elden
  • Language: Swedish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: Swedish Film Institute
  • Print source: Swedish Film Institute
  • Cinematography: Anders Bohman, Sven Lindahl
  • Editing: Olof Berglind
  • Music: Andreas Mattsson
  • Sound: Fredrik Dalenfjäll
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