Convoluted Korean Grotesquerie February 16, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
Here at IB, we feel that providing cautions against certain products is as important as providing recommendations. To that end, I counsel you to avoid this Korean movie with vigor and enthusiasm:
Kim Ki Duk takes dysfunctional family to a whole new level with Moebius, a shocking dark comedy that makes Pieta look tame in comparison. Thrown into a hysterical rage, a woman attempts to castrate her husband in retaliation for his infidelity. When her efforts are thwarted, she storms into the next room, castrates their sullen teenage son and runs away. Overcome with guilt, the father searches for ways to help his son, from researching alternate methods of reaching climax to offering up his own male member for a transplant. Meanwhile, the son seeks the company of his father’s mistress.
Not a single word is spoken in Moebius. Kim Ki Duk chooses to tell this powerful, outrageous story through images, actions and raw emotions rather than dialogue. Disturbing, violent and at times absurdly funny, the film puts a new and painful perspective on the meaning of family and manhood, sexuality and genitalia, perversity and pleasure.