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Turbo Kid

The RKSS Collective

País: Canada
Año: 2015
Duración: 93'
Idioma: Inglés
Subtítulos: V.O.S.E.


Sábado 15 sept – Medianoche


Decades after the apocalypse, the world has been left in a permanent nuclear winter.  A  lonely  young  orphan  called  THE  KID  roams  the  wasteland  scavenging  for  comic  books  and paraphernalia from the 80s. He trades knick-knacks with the dodgy bar keep BAGU  at  the  nearby  trading  post  for  fresh  water,  the  most  valuable  commodity  in  this  land  forsaken  by  toxins.  After  bumping  into  arm-wrestling  champion  FREDERICK,  the  Kid  sees  a  glimpse  of  the  exciting  world  he’s  been  hiding  from  all  these  years.  His  routine  existence  is  disrupted  when  he  runs  into  the  mysterious  (and  highly  excitable)  APPLE.  Just  as  Apple  starts  to  bring  The  Kid  out  of  his  isolated  world  with  unflappable  humour  and  goofy  behaviour,  their  relationship  is  forever  changed  when  she  is  kidnapped  by  a  BOUNTY  HUNTER  working  for  ZEUS;  the  sadistic  and  overly-garrulous  leader  of  the  Wasteland.   Armed  with  little  more  than  blind  faith  and  an  ancient  turbocharged  weapon,  THE  KID  must  confront  his  fears  and  embark  on  an  incredible  journey  with  Frederick  to  rid  the  Wasteland of evil and to save the girl of his dreams.

The RKSS Collective
The RKSS Collective

Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann Karl Whissell  (a.k.a. The RKSS Collective)

The RKSS, short for Road Kill Super Stars, is a collective of three filmmakers: Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann Karl Whissell. They co-write and co-direct all their films – over twenty shorts in the last ten years, many winning awards at various international festivals, including LE BAGMAN, TOTAL FURY et DEMONITRON: THE SIXTH DIMENSION. LE BAGMAN is said to be the first horror/slasher/gore film from Québec. It was sold across Europe and was even dubbed in German. The RKSS also wrote and directed the short film T IS FOR TURBO, which was originally made as a submission to THE ABC’S OF DEATH contest. Although the film was not chosen for the first anthology, it won the People’s Choice Award for the contest. Inspired by the characters of the short film, TURBO KID is their first feature film.