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Ninjababy Unclassified 18+

Language: Norwegian with English subtitles

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In this raucous, wilfully unruly slacker comedy, a twentysomething woman must grapple with not just the pressures of impending maturity but also the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.

Aspiring artist Rakel loves alcohol, drugs and no-strings-attached sex. But weird cravings and weight gain alert her to the buzzkilling fact that she’s (six months in!) with child – and becoming a mother was certainly never in her immediate or future plans. With a pregnancy that’s further along than she thinks, Rakel must navigate a possible new romance with an awkward aikido instructor and what to do about the soon-to-be-born baby – who appears for regular chats in animated form – that threatens to turn her already-messy life upside down.

Based on the graphic novel Fallteknikk by Inga Sætre (who also co-wrote the screenplay), Ninjababy is a bold, irreverent story of an unexpected change and the unapologetically chaotic young woman who must confront it. In allowing Rakel – played with endearing audacity by Kristine Kujath Thorp – to fumble through decisions and come into her own, director Yngvild Sve Flikke expertly tackles taboos, subverts narrative conventions and entertains the audience, all in one rollicking bundle of cinematic joy.

“A raunchy and warm-hearted gender-swapped spin on Knocked Up … Fresh, funny, and feminist, with the year’s most unlikely animated hero at its heart.” – IndieWire

In Cinema

Sat 14 Aug 8:45 pm [22111]
Ninjababy (103 mins)
Sun Theatre Yarraville
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Tue 17 Aug 3:00 pm [18471]
Ninjababy (103 mins)
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event

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Online

40174
Fri 06 Aug 9:00 am [40174]
Ninjababy (103 mins)
Online 100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Key Cast
Arthur Berning, Herman Tømmeraas, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Nader Khademi, Silya Nymoen, Tora Dietrichson
Director
Yngvild Sve Flikke
Producer
Yngve Sæther
Screenwriters
Inga Sætre, Johan Fasting, Yngvild Sve Flikke
Cinematographer
Marianne Bakke
Composer
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim
Editor
Karen Gravås
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Norwegian Film Institute

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