A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy.


Kim Ki-duk


Kim Ki-duk
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Credited cast:
Jae-Hyun Cho ... Father (as Jae-hyeon Jo)
Yeong-ju Seo Yeong-ju Seo ... Son (as Young-ju Seo)
Na-ra Lee ... Mother / Mistress (as Eun-woo Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-hong Kim Jae-hong Kim ... Gang Leader
Jae-rok Kim ... Doctor


A housewife (Lee Eun-Woo) becomes enraged with jealousy over her husband's (Cho Jae-Hyun) affair. Meanwhile, their son (Seo Young-Joo) sits in the periphery, observing their violent confrontations. One evening, the housewife takes a kitchen knife into their bedroom to exact revenge on the father. The father though is able to repel her attack and throws her out of the bedroom. The mother then goes into the son's room. Written by anonymous

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You're Gonna Laugh While Your Eyes Bleed.
24 March 2014 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

And I thought Pietà was appalling! But the 19th film by director Kim Ki-duk really brings on screen something that reaffirms his reputation as one of world cinema's highly controversial directors. One of the most uncomfortably hilarious films I've to sit through, Moebius tells the story of a destructive family in which the husband is having an extra-marital affair, the wife is jealous plus angry & their son who ends up paying the price for his father's acts.

Written & directed by Kim Ki-duk who really has a weirdly disturbing sense of humour, the film has no dialogues throughout its runtime & even music is absent except for the final moments. There is a lot of hilarity in the film but it comes with a price that not everyone will be willing to pay. The story begins on an extreme note but never really settles down for a bit & it'll have you go WTF every few minutes.

On an overall scale, Moebius presents its notorious director going way too far with the subject matter than he did in his last feature & although as pretentious it may be, it really won't be easy to get it out of your head once you've seen it. Infused with Buddhist symbolisms that completely went over my head, Moebius is an extremely scarring cinematic experience that'll find you laughing while your eyes bleed.

Watch it at your own risk & remember what you're going in for. You've been warned.

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Release Date:

29 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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South Korea


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$876, 3 August 2014

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