Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Title: Searching for Sugar Man

Release: 2012

Rating: 8.2

Language: English

Country: Sweden, UK, Finland

Runtime: 86

Genre: Documentary , Music , Biography

Searching for Sugar Man

Release 2012
Rating 8.2
Language English
Country Sweden, UK, Finland
Runtime 86
Genre Documentary , Music , Biography



In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Director :
Malik Bendjelloul
Writer :

Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman (article), Craig Bartholomew Strydom (article)

Actors :

... Himself

... Himself

... Himself

... Himself

... Herself - Rodriguez's Youngest Daughter

... Herself - Rodriguez's Middle Daughter

... Herself - Rodriguez's Eldest Daughter