The Art of Self-DefenseComedy
Box Office: $1.2M
PRINCIPAL CASTJesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello, Leland Orser, Josh Fadem, Jason Burkey, David Zellner, Davey Johnson, John French, Justin Eaton, Caroline Amiguet, Dallas Edwards
A dark comedy set in the world of karate. The film centers on Casey (Jesse Eisenberg), who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.
violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language