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Netflix shows off the superhuman speed, and human drama, of competitive Rubik’s Cube

The Speed Cubers focuses on a blossoming friendship in the world of competitive speedsolving

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The documentary The Speed Cubers focuses on two competitors in the world of competitive speedcubing — solving Rubik’s cubes and other puzzles as quickly as possible — and despite how dry that might sound, paints a remarkably tender, compelling picture.

The trailer introduces Feliks Zemdegs, who had reigned as king of the cubers for nearly a decade, and Max Park, who emerged onto the scene in 2017, beating Zemdegs’ world record for 3x3x3 solving at the OCSEF Open 2017. Since then, the two have become friends and each other’s greatest supports, but the looming World Championship threatens to put that relationship to the test.

If that’s not enough to grab your attention, just take a look at how quickly Zemdegs and Park move while speedsolving; their hands look like they’ve been put on fast-forward. It’s absolutely mesmerizing to watch.

The Speed Cubers will debut on Netflix on July 29.

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