Searching for Sugar Man 2012




Searching for Sugar Man 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 rumors 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.

Articles on Searching for Sugar Man
Nick Bradshaw, Stranger in a strange land, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 8 (August), 2012 pp. 9
Charles Gant, The numbers: searching for sugar man, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 10 (October), 2012 pp. 19
Reviews
Sam Davies, Searching for Sugar Man, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 8 (August), 2012 pp. 70
ALS, Searching for Sugar Man, in: Empire, nr. 278 (August), 2012 pp. 52
Ulrich Sonnenschein, Searching for Sugarman, in: epd Film, nr. 1, 2013 pp. 45
Author:Nick Bradshaw
Title:Stranger in a strange land
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:8
Year:2012
Pp:9
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Author:Sam Davies
Title:Searching for Sugar Man
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:8
Year:2012
Pp:70
Illustrations:  no
Review of:   Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Author:ALS
Title:Searching for Sugar Man
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:278
Year:2012
Pp:52
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Author:Charles Gant
Title:The numbers: searching for sugar man
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:10
Year:2012
Pp:19
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Author:Ulrich Sonnenschein
Title:Searching for Sugarman
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:1
Year:2013
Pp:45
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Searching for Sugar Man (2012)



Searching for Sugar Man
United Kingdom 2012

Directed by
Malik Bendjelloul

Cast
Willem Möller
Malik Bendjelloul

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Year:2012
Running time:86 minutes
Country:United Kingdom
Language:English

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