The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 21, 2019 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Struggling after a midnight assault at the hands of a notorious biker gang, introvert Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) elects to join his local karate studio to learn self-defense. With the help of his dynamic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and new friend Anna (Imogen Poots), he begins to rebuild his sense of confidence and self-worth. However, after partaking in one of Sensei's unusual night classes, he is thrust into an intense world of male bravado and new opportunities. Written and directed by Riley Stearns.

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instructor, karate, karate-instruction, mentor, self-defense, training