The Art of Self-Defense Movie

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Who's Involved:

Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Riley Stearns

Release Date:

Friday, July 12 , 2019

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 44 m

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchfu...

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The Art of Self-Defense Plot: What's the story?

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Art of Self-Defense?

A look at the The Art of Self-Defense behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Riley Stearns last directed Faults. The film's writer Riley Stearns last wrote Faults.

Screenwriter

Riley Stearns

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Production Timeline: When did the The Art of Self-Defense come together?

On or about March 16, 2018 • The film was in Completed status.

The Art of Self-Defense Release Date: When was it released?

The Art of Self-Defense was released in 2019 on Friday, July 12, 2019 in limited movie theaters. There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Stuber, Crawl and Point Blank.

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United States
July 12, 2019 Limited
United States
July 19, 2019 Nationwide
Canada
July 19, 2019

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