Stieg Larsson

1 comments on “Where is Hedestad?”

  • Jussi Tuovinen says:

    Larsson puts his “Hedestad” and “Hedeby” clearly on the coast “about an hour” north of Gävle, but as they (unfortunately ;-) don’t exist the filmmakers had to find something which resembles more or less the descriptions in the book.As “heder” in Swedish means “hono(u)r” there’s quite heavy irony here as those activities in those places depicted in the book are actually quite far from honorable… :-pp Of course “the Honor of the (Vanger) Family” is a theme emphasized heavily in the book too.Talking about name allusions I guess it’s not a coincidence that the name “Vanger” sounds quite similar than Wagner, another name quite heavily although also unfairly connected with the Nazis too… ;-))