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Searching for Sugar Man

In the late '60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as ...

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Title: Searching for Sugar Man
Genre: Biography, Music, Documentary
Cast: Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez, Clarence Avant
Release Date: 2012-07-27
Production Country: Sweden, United Kingdom
Directed By: Malik Bendjelloul
Film Duration: 86
Production Year: 2012
Distributor: Studio Canal UK

Synopsis: In the late '60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. This is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.

Searching for Sugar Man

Title: Searching for Sugar Man
Genre: Biography, Music, Documentary
Cast: Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez, Clarence Avant
Release Date: 2012-07-27
Production Country: Sweden, United Kingdom
Directed By: Malik Bendjelloul
Film Duration: 86
Production Year: 2012
Distributor: Studio Canal UK
Age Limit: 0+

Synopsis: In the late '60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. This is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.

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