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Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Searching for Sugar Man
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Stephen Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman
Himself - Record Shop Owner
Dennis Coffey Dennis Coffey
Himself - Co-Producer, Cold Fact 1970
Mike Theodore Mike Theodore
Himself - Co-Producer, Cold Fact 1970
Dan DiMaggio Dan DiMaggio
Himself - Bartender, The Brewery
Jerome Ferretti Jerome Ferretti
Himself - Bricklayer
Steve Rowland Steve Rowland
Himself - Producer, Coming from Reality 1971
Willem Möller Willem Möller
Himself - Musician
Craig Bartholomew Strydom Craig Bartholomew Strydom
Himself - Music Journalist


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5 years, 7 months ago at Feb 26 22:54
The story of Rodriguez an artist from the 70s, who never really took off and is long gone back to anonymity. By a twist of facts, the very same Guy is a legend on the other side of the planet and completely ignores that ...
An incredible, moving story.

A very good movie

4 years, 5 months ago at Apr 30 20:48
Since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick (it won the Best Documentary Academy award and was picked up by Roger Ebert as one of the best movies released in 2012 among other things), I was really eager to check it out and, boy, I wasn’t disappointed. First of all, contrary to some other similar documentaries dealing with some lost music artists like ‘Anvil: The Story of Anvi... read more

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1 year ago at Sep 25 15:03
The heroe and his famil, everybody knows the story is greater than them, but they act as if they are living any other story. I like this becuase in a way is a modest docummentary.
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.
Release date: 26 July 2012
Tags: Documentary (11), Music (7), 2012 (7), 2010s (5), Biography (2), Cinema (2), Sweden (2), 2010's (1), UK (1), HQ (1), South Africa (1), True Story (1), Fame (1), (1), Sixto Rodriguez (1), Swedish (1), Oscar Nominee For Best Documentary (1), Good Soundtrack (1)
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"December 3 "He had this kind of magical quality that all the genuine poets and artists have: to elevate things. To get above the mundane, the prosaic. All the bullshit. All the mediocrity that's everywhere. The artist, the artist is the pioneer." This was a very informative and powerful documentary. I knew a little bit about this musician before I saw this, but I learned a lot more about him after watching this documentary and it's amazing to see how his music impacted South Africa during ap"


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“The heroe and his famil, everybody knows the story is greater than them, but they act as if they are living any other story. I like this becuase in a way is a modest docummentary.” read more

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"19/3/17 Fascinating documentary about Rodriguez, a 70's folk singer who made two albums that flopped and then, as legend has it, committed suicide on stage.In South Africa, the singer was a superstar and two fans decide to find out the truth about the man, finding that the legends are false. A perfect example of the power of the documentary."


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"The director tries to find out what happened to the folk musician Sixto Rodriguez. This guy's music and lyrics are awesome! Hear it after watching the film! "


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"27.2. Mikään ei ärsytä niin paljon kuin jenkkityylinen tapa tehdä dokkareita. Vähemmälläkin toistolla ja jalustalle nostamisella menee asiat perille. Tärkein näkökulma dokkarissa vaikutti olevan se, miten paljon parempi Rodriguezin elämä olisi voinut olla, jos hän olisi lyönyt läpi Amerikassa. Hohhoijaa."


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