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Jesse Eisenberg Opens Munich Film Festival with 'The Art of Self-Defense' Premiere!

Jesse Eisenberg Opens Munich Film Festival with 'The Art of Self-Defense' Premiere!

Jesse Eisenberg is dapper in a suit as he hits the carpet during the opening night of the 2019 Munich Film Festival held at the Mathaeser Filmpalast on Thursday (June 27) in Munich, Germany.

The 35-year-old actor was joined by writer-director Riley Stearns as they premiered their film The Art of Self-Defense, the second feature by Riley.

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The film centers on Casey (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 hypermasculinity 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.

“Well, it’s one of the best scripts that I read in my life including films I haven’t been in. So I sent an email,” Jesse said about getting involved. “Back then I had a great agent. There was this film I was supposed to shoot three months later. So my agent said, let’s see if we can fit it in right away. Everything happened really quickly.”


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Credit: Hannes Magerstaedt; Photos: Getty
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