62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Bella arrives in America with 25 tattoos, pierced nipples and a burning desire to make her mark in moving images. At Customs, when the US agent asks the ambitious 19-year-old Swede if she's in America for business or pleasure, there's a beat… A raw, yet thoughtful journey into the American porn industry, offering both a human and humorous portrayal of a male-dominated world seen from a female perspective.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Ninja Thyberg
Script: Ninja Thyberg, Peter Modestij
Cinematography: Sophie Winqvist Loggins
Editing: Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Sound: Vincent Sinceretti, Evelien van der Molen
Music: Christoffer Berg, Karl Frid
Actors: Sofia Kappel, Evelyn Claire, Revika Anne Reustle, Chris Cock, Dana DeArmond, Kendra Spade
Production: Plattform Produktion
Producers: Erik Hemmendorff, Eliza Jones, Markus Waltå
Co-production: Logical Pictures, Lemming Film, SVT, Film i Väst
Costumes: Amanda Wing Yee Lee
Production Design: Paula Loos
Sets: Elizabeth van Dam
Make Up: Lauren Young
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Sweden, The Netherlands, France
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 105'
Contact: Versatile

Ninja Thyberg

Ninja Thyberg, born 1984, director and screenwriter, 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.


2010 Wet (short)
2013 Pleasure (short)
2014 Hot Chicks (short)
2015 Girls and Boys (short)
2015 Stallion (short)
2021 Pleasure