MOEBIUS (뫼비우스 / 莫比乌斯) is an upcoming controversial drama film from Venice Golden Lion-winning Korean director Kim Ki-duk (金基德). The film reunites him with actor Jo Jae-hyeon (曹在显), as they previously worked together on “Crocodile” (1996), “Wild Animals” (1997), “The Isle” (2000), “Address Unknown” (2001), and “Bad Guy” (2002). The main cast also includes Lee Eun-woo (李恩雨) and Seo Young-joo (徐英洙).
Following a self-documentary “Arirang”, which earned Kim the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, and “Pieta” which debuted later in the year 2012 as it famously won the Golden Lion during the Venice International Film Festival, Italian press reports that Kim will be back to present this latest work (Moebius) at the 2013 Venice Film Festival (28 August - September 7). “MOEBIUS” tells the story about a man who grew up in a broken family due to his flaky father and the movie contains sexual intercourse between the mother and son and amputating of the sexual organ.
The film has received a “Restricted” rating from the Korea Media Rating Board (KMRB), effectively banning it from local commercial release unless it is re-cut and re-submitted to the board. KMRB claimed, “The story and contents of the movie is highly violent, terrifying and harmful to underage audiences. The unethical and unsocial expressions of sexual activity between immediate family members make it only suitable for screening in limited theaters”.
- via HanCinema