Searching For Sugar Man
- Genre: Documentary
- Film running length: 86 min
(excl trailers and advertisements)
- UK Release Date: 27/7/2012
- Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Distributor: Studiocanal
Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul
The feature film debut of Swedish music documentary maker Malik Bendjelloul, ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ tells the true story of Sixto Rodriguez; a sixties folk rock musician tipped for the top who turned his back on the music industry only to unwittingly become an anti-establishment cult figure in apartheid-era South Africa.
In ‘Searching for Sugar Man’, two South African fans track down their hero and share their love of his inspirational music that helped galvanise their countrymen to fight oppression.
Contains one use of strong language and moderate drug references..
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