An official trailer for The Art of Self-Defense has been released by Bleecker Street.
The movie is a dark comedy from writer and director Riley Stearns (Faults), which stars Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, and Alessandro Nivola. It follows a weak man who, after a random attack, takes up karate to toughen up and learn how to defend himself.
You can find a synopsis for The Art of Self-Defense below along with the official trailer, a previously released teaser trailer if you missed it, and a poster.
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.
The Art of Self-Defense is set to be released in theaters beginning on July 12th.
Once you discover THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE, you won’t be the same. Watch the official trailer for “the black comedy that 2019 deserves.” In theaters this July.
Why karate? Watch the official teaser trailer for THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE.