Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello

Story:

Dark comedy written and directed by Riley Stearns. The story follows timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg), who after he’s attacked at random on the street 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.

 

Quotes: 


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Casey: I want to sign up for classes.
Sensei: That’s excellent news. I’m going to go ahead and enter you into the system.
[he goes through the form on his computer]
Sensei: Name, Casey…
Casey: Davies.
Sensei: A very feminine sounding name. Why karate?
Casey: I’m afraid. I’m afraid of the dark. I’m afraid of other men. They intimidate me. I want to be what intimidates me. I want to be…
Sensei: This question is multiple choice. “A, health and fitness. B, career opportunities. C, New Year’s resolution. D, self-defense, slash, traumatic experience.”
Casey: What if it’s none of the above?
Sensei: Should I read the choices again?
Casey: No, that’s okay. A, health and fitness.


 

[giving Casey his karate uniform]
Sensei: This is your belt. It is yours, and it’s sacred. There’ll be a fifteen dollar charge to replace a lost belt.

 

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