Having learned that the husband changes it with the shop assistant, the woman goes mad and the spouse tries to castrate. When that beats off from it, the woman castrates the teenage son and will run from the house. To sew the cut-off body into place it appears it is impossible. While the inconsolable father looks for the doctors, able to help the boy, hooligans scoff at the poor creature. Soon the young man himself becomes a criminal and gets to prison for participation in rape and fight in a police station.
Kim Ki Duk. What we without it would do? Likely, would sleep quieter. Because the South Korean arthouse extremist (other word it to call difficult) regularly shoots the pictures testing spectator nerves for durability. Sadomasochism, teenage prostitution, sexual violence, sophisticated revenge (a key subject of the last year’s drama "Piyeta" which has received Venetian «Gold lion») … Every time when it seems that to Kim nothing to shock public more, it finds something new, even more terrible.
"Moebius’s" leading actress Li Ng At played both the wife of the protagonist, and his mistress. However it is made so up that at once it not to understand
"Moebius" – the next example of how the Korean establishes a level on record height and with ease jumps it. The majority of directors which would decide to mention a subject of violent castration, would reserve "trimming" for the culmination. For Kim Ki Duca mother castrating the son, is only began, a priming for a picture about mad obsession. Women in "Moebius" are afflicted with revenge, hooligans – the violence, two protagonists – restoration of the courage (to punish itself for monstrous consequences of change, the senior from heroes voluntary castrates itself) and satisfaction of the physiological desires. Though the film is called in honor of Moebius’s tape and this name has a subject justification, the picture would accept the title like "Tornado" as the act of violence opening a narration generates a storm more and gradually tightens everything new characters in a being dispersed tornado of passions and cruelty.
The leading man in "Moebius" Cho Chzhe Hyon acted in all early films Kim Ki Duca. They for a while stopped cooperation after left in 2001 of «The bad guy»
Fortunately, the director concentrates on four main heroes – the father, the son, mother and the mistress – and let’s to the film burst and creep away on seams in something shapeless and senseless. At all reading off scale sadism of some scenes, each drop of blood spilled in "Moebius" has psychological or social justification. In it indisputable art force of the picture lifting it over a trash-horrornymi by hand-made articles with violence for the sake of violence and blood for the sake of blood. "Moebius" – not a trash and not the horror film, and the drama, which, as well as the previous tapes Kim Ki Duca, расковыривает ulcers of the Korean society and a modern civilization.
Another thing is that the picture sometimes looks as the comedy as it so shocks that provokes a protective psychological reflex. Though anything especially ridiculous in a shot does not occur, it would be desirable to laugh nevertheless as the brain refuses to trust eyes. It not a shortcoming – shock cinema for this purpose also is created to help the audience to check and learn itself: «What will I sustain? Where I will close eyes? When I will start to laugh hysterical?» In this regard "Moebius" in accuracy corresponds to genre requirements, and it can impress not only admirers of extreme dramas, but also judges of extreme "black" comedies. Though it is better to last to find nevertheless film specially shot for them, instead of to look for humour in a narration of antique tragic element.