Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Director: Malik Bendjelloul Cast: Sixto Rodriguez, Ilse Assmann, Clarence Avant
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Overview

Searching for Sugar Man

Two South African music lovers embark on a mission to uncover the fate of an obscure, 1970s-era U.S. rocker whose debut album became a surprise hit in their home country, and uncover a shocking secret along the way. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez had the kind of musical career that every aspiring rock star fears -- lauded by critics but ignored by the public, he released two albums before unceremoniously disappearing from the spotlight. But while sales of Rodriguez's debut CD Cold Fact fell flat in the U.S., overseas in Australia and South Africa, the fans couldn't get enough. In apartheid-torn South Africa in particular, Cold Fact became something of an anti-establishment classic, eventually going platinum. Later, rumors began to swirl that Rodriguez had suffered a horrible death. When Rodriguez's second album Coming From Reality makes it's belated debut in South Africa, a pair of devoted fans take it upon themselves to uncover the facts surrounding the mysterious musician, and get the surprise of a lifetime while attempting to track the profits from his record sales.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2013
UPC: 0043396413665
Original Release: 2011
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 18,516

Special Features

Commentary with director Malik Bendjelloul and musician Rodriguez An evening with Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez Making Sugar Man

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sixto Rodriguez Participant
Ilse Assmann Participant
Clarence Avant Participant
Craig Bartholomew-Strydom Participant
Dennis Coffey Participant
Dan DiMaggio Participant
Rick Emmerson Participant
Stephen Segerman Participant
Jerone Ferretti Participant
Steve M. Harris Participant
Rian Malan Participant
Robbie Mann Participant
Willem Moller Participant
Eva Rodriguez Participant
Regan Rodriguez Participant
Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy Participant
Steve Rowland Participant
Mike Theodore Participant

Technical Credits
Malik Bendjelloul Director,Score Composer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
John Battsek Executive Producer
George Chignell Co-producer
Simon Chinn Producer
Sheryl Crown Executive Producer
Filmtecknama Animator
Malla Grapengiesser Co-producer
Fredrik Jonsäter Sound Editor
Maggie Montieth Executive Producer
Per Nystrom Sound/Sound Designer
Hjalmar Palmgren Executive Producer
Sixto Rodriguez Score Composer
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer
Camilia Skagerstrom Cinematographer
Nicole Stott Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Searching for Sugar Man
1. Chapter 1 [5:57]
2. Chapter 2 [4:31]
3. Chapter 3 [6:16]
4. Chapter 4 [3:34]
5. Chapter 5 [5:35]
6. Chapter 6 [6:21]
7. Chapter 7 [3:47]
8. Chapter 8 [5:26]
9. Chapter 9 [3:30]
10. Chapter 10 [3:49]
11. Chapter 11 [5:12]
12. Chapter 12 [5:24]
13. Chapter 13 [7:23]
14. Chapter 14 [4:37]
15. Chapter 15 [7:25]
16. Chapter 16 [7:19]

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Searching for Sugar Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY AND I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HOLLYWOOD NOR THE RECORD PRODUCERS DIDN'T DO MORE OR 'RODRIGUEZ'. I HAVE TO ADMIT I NEVER HEARD OF HIM, BUT HE BEGAN HIS MUSIC DURING MY ERA IN THE SIXTIES. MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN IN 1968. I LIVED IN SAN FRANCISO DURING THAT TIME AND HE SHOULD HAVE MADE IT BIG HERE IN THESE UNITED STATES. HE HAS A LATINO BOB DILLION ABOUT HIM. I AM SURELY BUYING HIS CDS AND DVD. HE IS TRULY ONE HUMBLE GUY.