Trailer, Poster: Kim Ki-Duk’s Dark, Dialogue-Free “MOEBIUS”News Samuel Zimmerman
Acclaimed, provocative Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk has a graphic treat for adventurous audiences. You may have heard of MOEBIUS out of its crowd-shocking festival run, but it’s likely something entirely different than you’re expecting: An experimental, ultraviolent, sexual thriller that’s also a grim comedy.
In MOEBIUS, “when she catches her husband having an affair, a woman attempts to castrate the cheater for his wrongdoing. Unsuccessful, she instead inflicts the unspeakable act on her own son, setting off a series of grotesque yet provocative events ranging from a hurried genital transplant to pain-inflicted orgasms that all merge in a continuous thread of delirious storytelling. With both husband and son damaged and living in grief, the wife returns as the family heads towards destruction even more horrific than before.”
Ki-Duk crafts MOEBIUS as dialogue-free, creating an environment where everyone’s actions are sans discussion, and thus at their most extreme and impulsive. It’s intense and often uncomfortably hilarious. Truly, an experience.
RAM Releasing drops MOEBIUS throughout August. It’s in LA at the Cinefamily from August 8, in New York at the Cinema Village from August 15 and in Chicago at the Facets from August 22. MOEBIUS then hits cable and digital VOD August 29.