SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
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1.1K Ratings

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  • Average 8/10
  • Fresh 119
  • Rotten 7

Critics Consensus: A fascinating portrait of a forgotten musical pioneer, Searching for Sugar Man is by turns informative and mysterious.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Intriguing docu about missing musician; some language, pot.

Cast & Crew

Cast
Rodriguez
Director
Malik Bendjelloul
Producers
Simon Chinn

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2012 Canfield Pictures AB. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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