The Art Of Self-Defense is a dark comedy set in the world of karate. The film centres 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 hyper masculinity 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 arrives in cinemas in mid-July 12th and also stars Imogen Poots.