The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2019-07-12
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 312 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: End Cue
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.

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    Sound Heather McIntosh Original Music Composer
    Production Nathan Zellner Executive Producer
    Crew Wayne Beauchamp Special Effects Coordinator
    Production David Zellner Executive Producer
    Writing Riley Stearns Screenplay
    Directing Riley Stearns Director
    Art Charlotte Royer Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Elissa Ruminer Key Makeup Artist
    Camera Michael Ragen Director of Photography
    Visual Effects May Satsuki Asai Visual Effects
    Costume & Make-Up Toby Sells Prosthetic Designer
    Crew T. Ryan Mooney Stunt Double
    Editing Sarah Beth Shapiro Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Amy L. Forsythe Special Effects Makeup Artist
    Production Andrew Kortschak Producer
    Production Walter Kortschak Producer
    Production Stephanie Whonsetler Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Jami Villers Costume Design
    Crew Josh Fried Stunt Double
    Art Chad Blevins Art Direction
    Crew Ross Kohnstam Stunts
    Directing Siena Brown First Assistant Director
    Crew Heather Bonomo Stunts
    Art Emily Blevins Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Aaron Worman Special Effects Makeup Artist
    Crew Mindy Kelly Stunt Coordinator
    Crew Nikki Stanley Stunt Double
    Visual Effects Casey Curtiss Digital Compositor
    Directing Stephanie Adams Second Assistant Director
    Directing Diletta Di Nicolantonio Assistant Director