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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man


A flash in the pan!

This well-rated documentary tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late '60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumours of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.


86 minutes, Parental Guidance (Language)
Biographical, Documentary, Musical, On the art circuit

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Credits
CastClarence Avant, Malik Bendjelloul, Dennis Coffey, Rodriguez, Eva Rodriguez, Regan Rodriguez
DirectorMalik Bendjelloul
CinematographyCamilla Skagerström
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2012
Produced byPassion Pictures, Red Box Films, Canfield Pictures

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarWashington Post15
Cape TimesJustin Lowe quote icon 5
International Media
Box Office (USA)Ray Greene quote icon 10
Metacritic.com28 critics15
RottenTomatoes.com76 critics16
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer19
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 16
Movie Review Intelligence (USA)32 critics16
Internet (IMDB)594 Netizens quote icon 15
Average .. 71%14


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