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Searching for Sugar Man

In the late '60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album failed to sell and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumours of an on-stage death. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. Academy Award and BAFTA winner for Best Documentary.

Year: 2012
Genre: Documentaries, Music Capsule, Biography, Film Festivals 2012, Theo's Favourites
Country: Sweden, UK
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Starring: Sixto Rodriguez
Duration: 83 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language
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Location in store: Music Capsule

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