RAM Releasing has acquired horror pic Moebius from writer-director Kim Ki-Duk. It’s the follow-up to the filmmaker’s Pieta, which became the first Korean title to take the Golden Lion for best film when it bowed last year at Venice. His newest movie, which hit Venice and AFI Fest among other festivals this year, continues Kim’s flair for boundary-challenging shock: the plot centers on a wife who catches her husband having an affair and attempts to castrate him for his wrongdoing. Unsuccessful, she instead inflicts the unspeakable act on her own son, setting off a series of events including a hurried genital transplant and pain-inflicted orgasms. A summer 2014 day-and-date theatrical and VOD bow is planned. It joins another recent Korea buy — Huh Jung’s Hide & Seek, the highest-grossing Korean thriller of all time — on RAM’s 2014 release slate after the genre arm was formed earlier this year. Its other titles to date include Forgetting The Girl and APP. RAM president Adley Gartenstein made the Moebius deal with Finecut’s Youngjoo Suh and Luna Kim. “We realize this film won’t be for everyone, without a word of dialogue and with graphic content, but this is exactly why RAM exists: to bring the most challenging and innovative cinema we can find to those seeking it,” Gartenstein said in announcing the deal today.
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