Kim Ki-duk's Banned MOEBIUS Gets a Trailer

Hot on the heels of news of that Kim Ki-duk's Moebius has been effectively banned in Korea, the auteur's latest has got itself a new trailer and poster. Despite all the talk of self-castration and incest, in what sounds like a horrifying and literal enactment of the Oedipal Complex, the footage on offer doesn't hint at any of the content that had the Korea Media Ratings Board (KMRB) up in arms. If anything the poster has a lot more bite, hinting at the psycho-sexual nature of the film.

While it didn't receive an outright ban, Moebius was slapped with a restricted rating, which means it can only play in specialty theaters. Currently none exist in the country. No word yet on whether Kim will submit a new cut to the KMRB for review, though this shouldn't affect it screening at festivals internationally. Word on the street is that it will premiere at Venice later this year.
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  • Marten

    Although both have a penchant for making depressing/disturbing/morbid films, I'd rather watch a Kim Ki-Duk's anytime over a Michael Haeneke film. But being the sucker that I am, I end up watching both.

  • renp

    i think Haeneke and KKD are on the same level and I love both.

  • Art Vandelay

    I have no idea why, but this trailer really gave me the creeps. =(

    Can't wait to see it. =)

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