Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Documentary, Biography, Music

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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.


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Malik Bendjelloul


Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman (article), Craig Bartholomew Strydom (article)

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21 July 2012 | ajvi99
| Long lost gem. Lovely movie and a must for fans of Dylan-esque music
I caught this movie at an advanced screening at the UN during Mandela week and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the movie and even more enthralled to discover this long, lost gem of music. The movie revolves around an up-and-coming Rock'n'roller from the 70s who recorded two albums and then disappeared into obscurity. His music was lost in the US but by a strange coincidence becomes a cult hit in South Africa and becomes a symbol of rebellion for the underground white, anti-apartheid sub-culture. The documentary is a lovely journey of discovery of the south africans who try to find the roots of this enigma and re-discover his music. I won't spoil too much but for fans of Dylan like music, this might be a long, lost gem and music that perhaps, at least now, deserves more recognition and appreciation.

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Release Date:

26 July 2012



Country of Origin

Sweden, UK, Finland

Filming Locations

Cape Town, South Africa

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Opening Weekend USA:

$27,459 29 July 2012

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