Moebius (2014)



Critic Consensus: Dark, depraved, and unforgettably sordid, Moebius leavens its perversity with originality and with.

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The husband. The wife. Their son. The atmosphere at home is ice cold - the husband distracted by an affair with a young woman, the wife sick of her husband's debauchery, and the teenage son indifferent to them both. Overwhelmed with hatred, the wife attempts to remove from the husband the organ driving his desires; thwarted, she instead takes out the violent act on the son and then disappears into the night. At the hospital, the husband is distraught with guilt, severing his own manhood in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kim Ki-Duk, Ki-duk Kim
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On DVD: Oct 28, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Moebius

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (10)

[Moebius] would be easy to dismiss if Kim weren't so sincere and sober in pursuit of his Oedipal and other emotional concerns.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Chicago Reader
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It's one from the heart, and a twisted tale it is.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
New York Times
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Such is Kim's plotty momentum that the whole thing feels like an extreme joke made of pained silences, one that somehow strips bare the subtext of overbearing parents.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Time Out
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When it comes down to it, this a movie where the only major female characters are intentionally interchangeable and exist only to castrate men.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
AV Club
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Moebius is almost weird enough to be a creation myth, and that's no small accomplishment.

Full Review… | August 7, 2014
Village Voice
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As an exercise in unrelenting discomfort, it's hard to beat this monstrous experiment from Korean provocateur Kim Ki-duk.

Full Review… | August 5, 2014
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Moebius


What actually bothers me in this disturbing - and perversely hilarious - Korean Oedipal-Buddhist parable is not those hard-to-stomach scenes of genital mutilation, rape and incest but how technically awful it all is - the lighting, continuity, clumsy zooms and ugly camera movements.

Carlos Magalh„es

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Perhaps the most twisted movie I've seen after A Clockwork Orange (that immediately comes to mind anyway). Fucked up movie. Could have been made better if the director, Kim Ki-Duk, would get past his gimmick of not having his characters speak in the majority of his films. This would have worked better with the characters talking to each other, and the contrivance is even more greatly felt than usual. Having said that, however, Kim Ki-Duk is still a very talented and interesting director, even if I'm not always a fan of each of his films. Great performance by the main actress.

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