Ram Releasing has picked up North American rights on the controversial Kim Ki-duk film Moebius from South Korean sales company Finecut.
The genre label of North American distributor Film Movement
announced it plans a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release for the film in summer 2014.
Kim Ki-duk’s latest story of a dysfunctional family features an unfaithful husband and a wife who castrates her son in revenge.
The Venice competition film was virtually banned locally when the Korea Media Ratings Board gave it a Restricted rating twice for excessive violence and incestuous sex.
Restricted films in Korea are only allowed to screen in theatres specialising in Restricted film, but none actually exist in the country. The filmmaker cut two-and-half minutes to get the go-ahead with a Teenager Restricted rating.
Released on September 5 in Korea, Moebius took $241,000, according the Korean Film Council.
The film had secured a slew of pre-sales to territories including ex-ussr, Italy and Germany