WHO’S IN IT?

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Alessandro Nivola (Disobedience), Steve Terada (Battle of the Year), David Zellner (Kid-Thing)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Riley Stearns (Faults), director, writer; Andrew Kortschak (Mediterrania), Walter Kortschak (The Clovehitch Killer), Cody Ryder (Cop Car) and Stephanie Whonsetler (I Am Potential), producers; Heather McIntosh (Compliance), composer; Michael Ragen (Desert Cathedral), cinematographer; Sarah Beth Shapiro (Carter & June), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After he is attacked by a gang in the street, mild-mannered accountant Casey (Eisenberg) decides to take karate lessons in order to learn how to defend himself. At his local dojo, he meets the charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Nivola), who has some very unique – but questionable – methods for Casey to reacquire his confidence back…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A future cult classic in the making, this pitch-black comedy raises some very timely questions about toxic masculinity that will no doubt cause a debate amongst its audience.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2019

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