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 wonâ€™t be the same. Watch the official trailer for â€œthe black comedy that 2019 deserves.â€ In theaters this July.
Why karate? Watch the official teaser trailer for THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE.