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Pleasure or Pain (2013)

A wealthy real estate developer takes a young woman from an everyday mundane life and shows her a world of decadence and debauchery that pushes her sexual limits to the brink.

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Zalman King

Writer:

Zalman King
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Cast

Credited cast:
Malena Morgan Malena Morgan ... Victoria
Christos Vasilopoulos ... Jack (as Christos G. Vass)
Kayla Jane Kayla Jane ... Isabel
Elle Alexandra ... Rita (as Elle Alexandria)
Daniel Sobieray ... Antonio
Hayden Hawkens ... Eve
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aubrey Addams ... Adelaide
I. Elijah Baughman ... Guy on Set
Bryce Bonn Bryce Bonn ... Waiter at Hotel
Jason Brye Jason Brye ... Man in Club
Carina Crash Carina Crash ... Woman on Stage
Stephanie Danielson Stephanie Danielson ... Trish
Ela Darling Ela Darling ... Attendant
John Dawson John Dawson ... Man in Club
Tom Demar Tom Demar ... Man in Club (as Tom DeMar)
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Storyline

A wealthy real estate developer takes a young woman from an everyday mundane life and shows her a world of decadence and debauchery that pushes her sexual limits to the brink.

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Taglines:

How Far Would You Go ... As Far As You Dare

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Todos Os Tons Do Prazer See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Woman on Stage" AKA the female "submissive" in the nightclub scene, Carina Crash, is actually the exact opposite! She is a real life professional dominatrix. See more »

Quotes

Victoria: Pleasure or pain?
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Crazy Credits

The last feature directed by Zalman King, this film contains, after the main credits, an acknowledgement with the director's picture and dates of birth and death. See more »

Connections

References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Great Big Lust
by Toledo Diamond
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45 shades of pleasure & 5 shades of pain
27 June 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

That's for the characters involved of course. The viewer might feel different while watching this. Malena Morgan is a beautiful woman there are no doubts about that. Her acting talents on the other hand may be discussed (or disqualified if you are not enticed one bit by her beauty). And while this is not the best movie ever (it's mostly a build up to sex scenes, though they are all soft core in case you were wondering), this is still way better than 50 Shades of Grey. It may be more a "9 1/2 weeks" rip off, but the way the male is "playing" with our female "hero" can be interpreted into the "50 shades" category.

Having said all that and maybe writing too much for a movie, that doesn't have a plot other than the moral message that addiction and overdoing something is bad, the movie will certainly find its audience.


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