“FULL GAS”— Changing the Odds

“FULL GAS”

Changing the Odds

Amos Lassen

“Full Gas” is a new film from Israel— the story of Tomer, 17,  who moves with his mother to a small village at the edge of the desert. Everyone is preparing for the under-18 Motocross National championship due to take place a month later, with arrogant Nimrod,17, – the village’s alpha male – the clear favorite to win. Tomer’s arrival changes the rules of the game. At first Tomer is harassed by Nimrod and his gang while battling over the heart of beautiful Amalia,17, but soon enough the story hits high octane when Tomer meets Albert, 50, – an aging, lonely Motorcross ex-champion, who hasn’t stepped out of his house for the past 20 years.

Meeting by chance, the two become true friends: Tomer peels off Albert’s dark secrets, while Albert becomes Tomer’s bike master – preparing him for the race of his life against Nimrod. Will the ugly duckling shock everyone, including himself, by winning the championship?

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