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The Speed Cubers (2020)

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Discover the special bond -- and uncommon competitive spirit -- shared by the world's Rubik's Cube-solving record breakers in this documentary.

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Sue Kim
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Max Park Max Park ... Self
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Speed Cubing, which is the competitive sport of solving a Rubik's Cube in mere seconds, has grown into a worldwide phenomenon in recent years. For nearly a decade in the sport, Feliks Zemdegs from Australia, has reigned unchallenged as the king of cubers, the greatest of all time. That is, until now. The cubing world was stunned when an unknown challenger named Max Park from California took home the Gold medal in 2017 and emerged onto the global stage. Since then, Max's rise to the top has been swift and steady, save for one obstacle in his way: Feliks. The two have been trading wins and world records steadily, neither one able to truly dominate while the other still competes. But rather than developing into a bitter rivalry, Feliks and Max have instead grown their competitive relationship into a tender yet complicated friendship. Max is highly autistic and his family has been using speed cubing as a means of therapy for his nascent social skills and emotional development. They would ...

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Documentary | Short

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Friendship and Parenting at the heart of this short film
30 July 2020 | by genosypheusSee all my reviews

My heart went out to the parents of Max and to Feliks. This short documentary masterfully told a beautiful story between the unconditional love of the parents of Max and his special friendship with a world champion cuber Feliks, As someone who is not a cuber, the drama is still very intense and the relationships formed around Max warmed my heart. This is a gem that will likely be overlooked by many but i am so glad to catch it on netflix.


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29 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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