The Art of Self-Defense Movie

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The Art of Self-Defense

2019 | R | Comedy Drama | 1hr, 44m

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... full plot below

U.S. Release Date

The Art of Self-Defense release date is set for Wednesday, June 12, 2019. This will be a Limited in theaters release.

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Directed by

Riley Stearns

Screenwriter

Riley Stearns

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Rating MPAA

R for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language

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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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  • The Art of Self Defense

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