Magazine article Screen International

Moebius Cleared for Release with Cuts

Magazine article Screen International

Moebius Cleared for Release with Cuts

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Maverick auteur Kim Ki-duk's controversial Moebius has finally been given the greenlight by the Korean Media Rating Board (KMRB) for local release - with two and a half minutes cut from the original.

The film had already been announced as part of the Venice Film Festival's out of competition line-up.

The film received two previous "Restricted" ratings from the KMRB, effectively banning the film from local cinemas. The ratings board cited incest, violence and a need to protect youth for its reasoning behind the ban.

The director first re-cut and re-submitted Moebius with cuts totaling one minute and 40 seconds. A second cut, removing two and a half minutes cut from the original, has resulted a "Teenager Restricted" rating, allowing it to be released in Korea. …

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