Searching for Sugar Man

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Average of 297 ratings: 4.1 Stars

2012 M Contains offensive language.

The greatest '70s rock icon who never was

Decades after Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez disappeared following the failure of his two critically praised records in the 1970s, two fans from South Africa, where Rodriguez was a huge hit, try to track down their idol, with intriguing results.

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Malik Bendjelloul
Documentary , Biographical , Music Documentary , Music
DVD and Blu-ray

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83 minutes
2012 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Documentary
Fatso Top 100
Rated #86 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.78:1
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

27 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by goosie

This movie was a great unfolding surprise to us. It is the most amazing story and we could not wait to tell all of our friends to run, don't walk, to your nearest store to pick it up. Nothing short of a miracle -- and it is a true story.

4 by QueenBee

Saw this on the big screen. Its was interesting and engaging, plus you get a bit of an education about apartheid and the fact that a lot of "whites" (Afrikaners and Anglo-africans) were against apartheid... Read more

5 by bluey

Living in Durban ,early 70`s when Cold Fact was released ,it was one of the 4 albums we owned . We loved it .I wasn't aware of bootleg copies as referred to in the movie . It was a liberal city where... Read more

5 by lcmojo

Best movie I have seen this in a long time! The tale of a subtle, humble man and the twists and turns of life. I would not read any more reviews and just pop in the movie blindly and you can be surprised... Read more

5 by U cant handle truth

Just a really great movie more than a documentary, extremely well presented.

I can't believe that we missed out on this talent. He would have given Bob Dylan a run for his money.

This is a must see. Totally recommend.

5 by FatSprat

An engaging and cleverly crafted documentary about the remarkable story of Rodriguez, ignored by the USA, yet a mega-star in South Africa. It's a musical kind of mystery, with a lyrical soundtrack from... Read more

5 by OrangePeko

Loved this fascinating documentary of a talented musician who gets taken advantage of, while being a huge influence on a generation without knowing anything about it. Great music and an incredible story.

5 by bante

This was an amazing story. So sad, how a great artist was ripped off for years, working in a low paid job while someone was making $$ on his talent. It brought tears to my eyes. Heartwarming in the end. well worth watching this movie.

4 by fungal

Astonishing story, as all the reviews have already said. The documentary itself is very good, but not perfect as a cinematic piece, hence not 5 stars, but unbeatable story.

5 by rowie2shoes

I am so pleased I saw this film and sorry that my flatmate went to bed thinking it wouldn't be interesting! A pity I didn't see this film earlier or I would have known to move heaven and earth to get to the concert in October! Watch it!