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. Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.
Ratings and Reviews
Quirky, mature comedy tackles the illusion of masculinity.
Cast & Crew
- Bleecker Street
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- English (Stereo, Dolby)
Danish (Subtitled), Dutch (Subtitled), Finnish (Subtitled), French (Subtitled, Stereo), German (Subtitled), Italian (Subtitled), Norwegian (Subtitled), Polish (Subtitled), Russian (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitled), Turkish (Subtitled)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in available languages with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
- Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant, non-dialogue information.