Trying to describe the narrative that drives Kim ki-Duk's Moebius simply wouldn't do this film justice. Basically, the film revolves around a woman who knows for a fact that her husband has been sneaking out to cheat on her. Fed up by this portrayal she sneaks into her husbands room as he sleeps, attempting to castrate him. She fails, as the husband awakens to thwart her plan, which pushes the still angry housewife to visit her teenage son's room where she castrates him instead. Ki-duk Kim's Moebius is a highly provocative and bizarre film that features castration, incest, and mutilation, among other disturbing atrocities. The film has absolutely no dialogue, basically being a silent film, that tells a disturbing tale that feels like a more extreme version of greek tragedy, with major influence from the Oedipal complex. Tonally this is a very odd film, there are so many horrifying situations, but Kim seems to treat the film more like a bizarre comedy with moments of levity. There are scenes of surprising tenderness, especially between the father and son, with the guilt and subsequent forgiveness being a major arch of the story. Moebius is a celebration of perversity with the relationship between pain and pleasure being a particularly interesting aspect of the film. There is something oddly touching, strangely beautiful, and deeply tragic about Moebius but I don't think Ki-duk Kim quite pulls off the balance of absurdity, poignancy, and comedy. The one thing that everyone can agree on pertaining to Moebius is that this film is the definition of a film that is not for everyone.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.