Searching for Sugar Man

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  86 min.
Release Date: August 10, 2012 - Vancouver, Toronto - August 10, 2012 - Toronto/Vancouver
DVD: January 22, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.71
based on 34 votes and 12 reviews
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Relatively unknown to the rest of the world, musician Rodriguez was once the most popular musician in South Africa. Standing for anti-establishment through his lyrics on Cold Fact (1970), his songs were the anthem for a generation of revolutionary people standing up against Apartheid.

He was rumored to have committed suicide, but two devoted fans set out to find the truth, and in a twist of fate, find their hero.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Studio: Mongrel Media
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  • 5 stars "Run don't walk... away from this movie! Lump in the throat stuff get checked by a professional you may have cancer. Its new and interesting that is all but three times? Then you are grasping for meaning in your life. Get help people when movies shake, rattle and roll you find out what is missing in your life and fulfill it. Some of you talk like girls."
  • 5 stars "Lump in throat stuff...WOW! Every once in a while you stumble over something really special. This is it for 2013"
  • 5 stars "incredible story, feel so lucky to have been introduced to this incredible man and his music."