Pleasure

by Ninja Thyberg

Sweden, Netherlands, France
2020
105 min
OV English, Swedish - French subtitles
Feature film
Fiction
Color
DCP

Forbidden to the under 16. Several scenes of violence and sexual assault are likely to seriously disturb the public.

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In competition 2021

Official synopsis

A 20-year-old Swedish girl arrives in Los Angeles to have a career in the porn industry. Her determination and ambition propel her to the top of a world in which pleasure quickly gives way to risk and toxicity.

The programmer’s eye

IIn this first feature film, Bella's arrival in Los Angeles to become a pornstar offers an unprecedented counterpoint to the fantasy machine that is the porn industry. From the perspective of this aspiring actress, however, “Pleasure” doesn’t only describe a milieu. It manages to deploy an unfathomable, ultracontemporary discomfort: the sad feeling of belonging to the capitalist machine that is screwing us all up. The character’s anus ends up looking as a cauliflower, which could be seen as the symptom of our era. — Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

Ninja Thyberg is a Swedish director. Since 2009, she has directed several short films that revolve around the same theme: sexuality as a prism of social passions. In 2013, her short film “Pleasure” was presented at the 52nd Critics' Week in Cannes. As a screenwriter and director, she will soon devote herself to a new adaptation of the cult novel “The Witches of Eastwick”, which will be produced by Warner Bros.

2020 - PLEASURE - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2015 - GIRLS & BOYS (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director
2015 - HINGSTEN (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2015 - THE KILL (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director
2015 - CATWALK (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - HOT CHICKS (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2013 - PLEASURE (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2012 - AFRO (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2011 - MOTHER FATHER CHILD (Short) - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - WET (Short) - Director, Screenwriter

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de Ninja Thyberg

Ninja Thyberg is a Swedish director. Since 2009, she has directed several short films that revolve around the same theme: sexuality as a prism of social passions. In 2013, her short film “Pleasure” was presented at the 52nd Critics' Week in Cannes. As a screenwriter and director, she will soon devote herself to a new adaptation of the cult novel “The Witches of Eastwick”, which will be produced by Warner Bros.

2020 - PLEASURE - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2015 - GIRLS & BOYS (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director
2015 - HINGSTEN (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2015 - THE KILL (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director
2015 - CATWALK (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - HOT CHICKS (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2013 - PLEASURE (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2012 - AFRO (Short) - Ninja Thyberg - Director, Screenwriter
2011 - MOTHER FATHER CHILD (Short) - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - WET (Short) - Director, Screenwriter