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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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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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When Stars collide
6 August 2020 | by pie-78351See all my reviews

I had no genuine interest in fast Cube solvers. I watched this for some light relief over a beer. But I have to say I never thought I would see a young man like Felix who literally put his friendship for Max above being the number 1 guy in the world of Rubik Cube speed competitions. Max parents somehow have that innate skill, a knowingness in how to mature their autistic son to cope in the world in a way that really matters, relationships!! and as we know with autism relationships is at the bottom of the pile especially if the autistic child is able to function with empathy and Max does. This is a total win-win story. This seemingly specialist skill with solving a Rubik Cube has unwittingly evolved into the most genuine example of people who really put caring for each other at the top and it worked.


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29 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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