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Searching For Sugar Man

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Searching for Sugar Man

Synopsis

A musician is discovered In a Detroit bar in the late 60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They record an album which they believe is going to secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombs and the singer disappears into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording finds its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it becomes a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Sixto Rodriguez. This is a film about hope, inspiration and the power of music.

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
85 mins
Director
Malik Bendjelloul 1st Feature
Producer
Simon Chinn
Co-Producer
Nicole Stott, George Chignell
Executive Producer
John Battsek
Editor
Jinx Godfrey
Screenwriter
Malik Bendjelloul
Director of Photography
Camilla Skagerström
Music
Sixto Rodriguez

Production Company

Red Box Films
33-34 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1JN
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 9933
info@redboxfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Protagonist Pictures
Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street
London
W1F 8GQ
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 9000
info@protagonistpictures.com