The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense

Director: Riley Stearns Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots


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Struggling after a midnight assault at the hands of a notorious biker gang, introvert Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) elects to join his local karate studio to learn self-defense. With the help of his dynamic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and new friend Anna (Imogen Poots), he begins to rebuild his sense of confidence and self-worth. However, after partaking in one of Sensei's unusual night classes, he is thrust into an intense world of male bravado and new opportunities. Written and directed by Riley Stearns.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2019
UPC: 0191329092026
Original Release: 2019
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 1,574

Special Features

English SDH Subtitles An important message from Sensei Cast and crew interviews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jesse Eisenberg Casey
Alessandro Nivola Sensei
Imogen Poots Anna
Steve Terada Thomas
Phillip Andre Botello Kennith
Caroline Amiguet French Audio Instructor
Apollo Bacala Karate Day Class Student
Hauke Bahr Grant
Jason Burkey Alex
Justin Eaton Lone Man
Dallas J. Edwards Manny
Will Ellis Night Class Student
Josh Fadem Serial Killer
John French Office Worker
Darren Gaebel Karate Night Class Student
Scott Goodman Drunk Skinny Guy
Alex Haydon Man Wearing Pants
Elizabeth Howlett Girl in Hospital Room
Nicholas Hulstine Pickup Truck Driver
Davey Johnson Gun Store Owner

Technical Credits
Riley Stearns Director,Screenwriter
Camille Bertrand Co-producer
Siena Brown Asst. Director
Lisa Ciuffetti Co-producer
Amy L. Forsythe Makeup Special Effects
Andrew Karpen Executive Producer
Andrew Kortschak Producer
Walter Kortschak Producer
Munika Lay Executive Producer
Heather McIntosh Score Composer
Michael Ragen Cinematographer
Charlotte Royer Production Designer
Cody Ryder Producer
Kent Sanderson Executive Producer
Sarah Beth Shapiro Editor
Jami Villers Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephanie Whonsetler Producer
David Womack Associate Producer
Aaron Worman Makeup Special Effects
David Zellner Executive Producer
Nathan Zellner Executive Producer

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