The Art of Self-Defense 
Updated: January 20, 2020
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment e.g non-consensual grabbing, touching, cat-calling)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sex abuse
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen


A woman mentions that she has been attacked by a man when she was undressing after her karate lesson and that she killed him. She explains that her misogynist master told her that it was her fault. At some point, all the karate students undress to stretch. The new recruit (main character) is led to a small room apart and told that he has to do something special to be part of the group. The master then opens the door and the only woman of the dojo is standing there waiting. They only stretch together but the undertone is quite heavy. More generally, the film sets an atmosphere recalling sects and it contains several shots hinting at the fact that the master exerts a sexual domination over the main character.

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