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YEAR 2014

SECTION Park City at Midnight

COUNTRY Canada/New Zealand

RUN TIME 89 min

It's 1997. In a ruined post-apocalyptic world, the orphaned Kid survives on his own through drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus, the Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.

Bolstered by a pitch-perfect synth score, and clever and cheeky period details, co-directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell create a raucous retro-futuristic action comedy that pays homage to '80s movies great and small, while adding their own flair with inventive and exuberant violence and gore (prepare for disemboweling by exercycle). Sci-fi legend Michael Ironside delivers with malevolence and glee as the larger-than-life Zeus, a despicable villain with joie de vivre. —H.Z.

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Artist Bio

The RKSS is a group of three filmmakers: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell. They have written and directed more than 20 short films in the past 10 years, many of which, including Le Bagman, Total Fury, and Demonitron: The Sixth Dimension, have won awards at various festivals abroad. Le Bagman is said to be the first horror/slasher/gore film from Québec. It was dubbed into German and distributed across Europe. The RKSS also wrote and directed the short film T Is for Turbo, which was originally made as a submission to the ABCs of Death contest. Although the film was not chosen for the anthology, it ended up being the public’s choice for favorite film. Turbo Kid is their first feature film, inspired by the characters in the short film.