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Searching for Sugar Man

Movie
2012
1h 25m
PG-13
English
Music, Documentary
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8.4
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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. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.
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Searching for Sugar Man

PG-13
Movie
2012
1h 25m
English
Music, Documentary
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.
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Directed By: Malik Bendjelloul

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PopcornBucket says...
10 years ago
I loved this documentary. They could have delved deeper in to the seedy lack of accountability shown by the record labels I feel.
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Tweet-Actor says...
10 years ago
This is an amazing story.
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MellowB says...
5 years ago
Thanks for keeping me alive! Damn.
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tayha says...
10 years ago
Amazing soundtrack and very good story even though the director omitted crucial parts of the story.
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badelf
3 months ago
This is probably the most enjoyable documentary film I've ever seen. It's about a singer from the 70s whom I've never heard of (although I'm old enough) even though he's clearly a better poet and songwriter than Bob Dylan (yes, I said that and I'm a poet so there's my credentials). If you know anyth More
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Andres Gomez
4 years ago
An interesting story in a well driven story and high quality cut.

However, it tries to be much more epic than what it actually is.
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Igbochild
6 months ago
An endlessly fascinating and compelling story involving Rodriguez, a talented American singer-songwriter that should have been a household name, but instead quickly faded into obscurity. Long rumored to have died under tragic circumstances, his music develops a cult following among the Afrikaner you More
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Cavalli
4 years ago
An unlikely and interesting story that is part historical, part investigation and ultimately satisfying. The historical backdrop of South Africa's dictatorship years and of the lack of communication it had with the outside world are key in understanding why this strange story could happen in the fir More
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