Searching for Sugar Man

A documentary about fandom and freedom, information and misinformation, fleeting fame and everlasting art, it tackles all of these qualities with remarkable ease and - of course - a great soundtrack.
- William Goss,


En anglais seulement In the late ‘60s, two celebrated producers, who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, discovered a musician in a Detroit bar. 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 bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. 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 out 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.

Date de sortie

Vendredi 12 octobre, 2012
Langue originale: Anglais - VERSION DISPONIBLE: originale anglaise
Genre: Documentaire
Durée: 86 min.
Année: 2012


Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman
Dennis Coffey
Un film de
Malik Bendjelloul