Sweden, France, The Netherlands

Synopsis

Ninja Thyberg's debut feature PLEASURE is a journey into the American porn industry and follows 19-year-old Bella from Sweden, who arrives in Los Angeles with the dream of becoming the next big porn star.

The film is raw but offers both a human and humorous portrayal of a male-dominated world seen from a female perspective.

Director's Biography

Born in 1984, director and screenwriter Ninja Thyberg graduated in 2015 from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her short film PLEASURE (2013), was awarded the Canal Plus Award in Cannes Critics’ Week and was nominated for best foreign short film at Sundance. The short film HOT CHICKS (2014) won the 1km film award at Stockholm Film Festival, and the short film CATWALK (2015) received the Student visionary Award at Tribeca Film Festival, New York. Her latest short, STALLION, an erotic coming-of-age story, was the opening film of Stockholm Film Festival 2015.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2021 - PLEASURE
2015 - STALLION, short
2015 - GIRLS AND BOYS, short
2015 - CATWALK, short
2014 - GÅ PÅ SALONG, music video
2014 - PORN AND POLITICS (EVCP)
2014 - HOT CHICKS, short
2013 - THE RAT, short
2013 - PLEASURE, short
2012 - AFRO, short
2011 - MOTHER FATHER CHILD, short
2011 - ROV, short
2010 - WET, short
2010 - THE TWO OF US, short
2009 - EGALIAS HIGHSCHOOL, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ninja Thyberg

Written by: Ninja Thyberg, Peter Modestij

Produced by: Erik Hemmendorff, Eliza Jones, Markus Waltå, Leontine Petit, Erik Glijnis, Frédéric Fiore, Eric Tavitian, Peter Possne, Anna Croneman

Cinematography: Sophie Winqvist Loggins

Editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen

Production Design: Paula Loos

Costume Design: Amanda Wing Yee Lee

Make-Up & Hair: Erica Spetzig, Alyssa Morgan

Original Score: Karl Frid

Sound: Mattias Eklund, Vincent Sinceretti, Evelien van der Molen

Visual Effects: Ludwig Källén, Peter Toggeth Karlsson

Casting: Ninja Thyberg

Main Cast: Sofia Kappel (Bella), Revika Anne Reustle (Joy), Evelyn Claire (Ava), Chris Cock (Bear), Dana DeArmond (Ashley), Kendra Spade (Kimberly), Jason Toler (Mike)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021