Kim Ki-duk's 'Moebius' Due Out in Early September

Kim Ki-duk's "Moebius" will be released in Korea on Sept. 5, after it underwent a re-edit to appease local censors.

It is the first film by the award-winning director since he picked up the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival last year for "Pieta."

"Moebius" was officially invited to Venice this year, which will kick off on Sept. 3.

It drew much controversy as it received a "restricted rating" in Korea due to scenes of incestuous sex, meaning it could not be screened at local theaters. It rater earned the local equivalent of an NC-17 rating after the director agreed to cut three minutes of sex scenes.

The film, a tragedy, focuses on a young man and his adoption of religion after seeing his family rent apart by sexual desire.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 21, 2013 11:06 KST