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The art of self-defense

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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
DVD - Mature Adult MA15+   Double Bay . Available .  
DVD - Mature Adult MA15+   Double Bay . Available .  
DVD - Mature Adult MA15+   Paddington . Available .  
DVD - Mature Adult MA15+   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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Title The art of self-defense [videorecording].
Publisher/Date Australia : Umbrella Entertainment, [2020]
Pagination etc. 1 DVD-video (105 minutes) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note Umbrella Entertainment : DAVID4168.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Creation Note Music, Heather McIntosh ; editor, Sarah Beth Shapiro ; director of photography, Michael Ragen ; produced by Cody Ryder, Andrew Kortschak, Stephanie Whonsetler, Walter Kortschak ; written and directed by Riley Stearns.
Performer note Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello.
Summary Note After a roving motorcycle gang attacks him on the street, timid bookkeeper Casey joins a neighbourhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei, and hardcore brown belt Anna, Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.
Target audience note Censorship classification : MA15+ restricted - Strong violence.
Language note English dialogue. No subtitles.
Subject Karate -- Training -- Drama
Karate teachers -- Drama
Masculinity -- Drama
Manipulative behavior -- Drama
Murder -- Drama
Comedy films.
Martial arts films.
Crime films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Stearns, Riley, 1986- screenwriter, film director.
Ryder, Cody film producer.
Kortschak, Andrew, 1990- film producer.
Whonsetler, Stephanie film producer.
Kortschak, Walter, 1959- film producer.
McIntosh, Heather, (Musician) composer.
Shapiro, Sarah Beth film editor.
Ragen, Michael cinematographer.
Eisenberg, Jesse, 1983- actor.
Nivola, Alessandro actor.
Poots, Imogen, 1989- actor.
Terada, Steve, 1984- actor.
Botello, Phillip Andre actor.
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