Imagine Visitor Q mixed with Antichrist.
Moebius is the story of a dysfunctional family. The mother has been driven mad by her adulterous husband. After she catches him in the act, she retaliates with an act of revenge. An extremely bloody psychotic act of revenge. The father and son have to deal with the consequences and aftermath after the mother leaves which results in grief, torture, guilt and lust while they question their own sexual desires.
And all of this is told without one line of dialogue in the entire film.
I can't tell if Kim Ki-duk is a genius. Or if he has actually lost the plot!
There is no way to sugar coat it. This is a highly disturbing, twisted, brutal, perverted, controversial film. But it is also enthralling, entertaining and completely unforgettable. It's a truly innovative piece of cinema.
It really has to be seen to be believed. And I don't want to spoil it for anyone because if you are going to watch it it's best going in without knowing what you are about to witness. Be warned though, if you are squeamish, this definitely isn't for you.
The UK release by Terracotta has an informative interview with lead actor Seo Young-ju. And also an entertaining Q&A with the same actor at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival in London.
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