'The Speed Cubers': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary

The 40-minute biographical documentary centers on two competitive Rubik's Cube champions, 23-year-old Feliks Zemdegs and 17-year-old Max Park


                            'The Speed Cubers': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary
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Speedcubing is a sport that involves the fastest solving of a Rubik's Cube. Speed cubers practice cube-solving with a goal to set an ultimate cube time. A new documentary coming to Netflix spotlights two renowned speedcubers, who hold world records for their cube-solving abilities. Here is everything you need to know about the film, 'The Speed Cubers.'

Release date

'The Speed Cubers' is set to be released on July 29 on Netflix.

Plot 

The 40-minute biographical documentary centers on two competitive Rubik's Cube champions, 23-year-old Feliks Zemdegs and 17-year-old Max Park. It explores their friendship and rivalry, as they claim the top spots among speed cubers in the world. In addition, it also delves into Park's life and family. Park is autistic and the documentary includes candid accounts from his parents who struggled with his diagnosis but coalesced when they realized his extraordinary talent and ability in cube-solving. 

Cast

Felix Zemdegs

Felix Zemdegs (Wikimedia Commons)

Feliks Aleksanders Zemdegs is an Australian speedcuber and the only one to have ever won the World Cube Association World Championship twice. He bought his first Rubik's cube in 2008, after watching Dan Brown's 'How to solve a Rubik's Cube' tutorial on YouTube. He has been using the CFOP of Fridrich method to solve the 3x3x3, the Yau method to solve 4x4x4, the CLL method to solve 2x2x2, and the Reduction method to solve 5x5x5 through 7x7x7. He set his first world record in the second competition he attended in 2010 and held a 3x3 average record steadily until April, improving eight times. Zemdegs manages a website 'CubeSkills' where he posts tutorials on solving Rubik's cubes and other puzzles and holds 14 championship titles. 

Max Park

Max Park (Wikimedia Commons)

Max Park is an American speedcuber, who came to prominence in 2018, gaining North American records in 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 cubes, as well as a world record average in 3x3x3 one-handed. In 2017, he broke Zemdegs' 7-year streak as Rubik's Cube average record holder. Park has autism, but despite his learning disability has established himself as one of the faster cubers in the world. He won the US Nationals tournament for 3x3x3, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5, and a week later went on to win the 3x3x3 event and the One-Handed event at the World Championships. In 2018 he gained records for 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7 cubes as well as the 3x3 One-handed, winning a total of six events at the US Nationals. He also has a YouTube channel, 'Max Fast'

Creators

The film is directed by Sue Kim, also features documentation by cuber, Chris Olson, who filmed and captured the competition.

Christopher Yu Olson is a speedcuber specializing in 2x2x2 Cube or a pocket cube. A two-time national champion, he was among the first in the world to use a full Eric Gunner method. Olson invented the Twisty Corners of Last Layer (TCCL) method of cube-solving in collaboration with Robert Yau. He also runs a YouTube channel under the username 'cyotheking.' Olson serves as the Chief Videographer at TheCubicle.us and is the founder of Chris Olson Films

Trailer

We will update this space with the official trailer for 'The Speed Cubers' soon.

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